Friday, 15 November 2013

Arthouse cinemas are facing the last picture show

Article by the Telegraph's chief film critic arguing that the Competition Commission has made a significant error in its handling of the acquisition of Picturehouse by Cineworld. It's comparatively rare to read a story in which a big company taking over a smaller, independent one is considered to be a good thing, but it's a compelling argument that Cineworld understands Picturehouse well enough to preserve its ethos - and its loyal audiences.

Leonard Maltin: "If you don't care about running a cinema business, go and open a fast food restaurant instead"

Video rant on YouTube and brief transcript extracts c/o Indiewire.