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The DOJ wants to end a 71-year-old set of antitrust rules in the movie business, and some small theaters worry they’re in danger

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  • The “Paramount Decrees,” which were enacted in 1948 to stop movie studios from owning movie theaters, could soon cease to exist.
  • The Department of Justice is looking to end them within two years, if it gets court approval.
  • It’s unlikely that studios will suddenly want to take over theater chains, especially with their focus on streaming.
  • But some independently owned theater chains are concerned that shady practices from decades ago, which the decrees also prevent, will return if they are ended.
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