Harkins Theatres is a family owned and operated business and the 6th largest theatre chain in North America. Founded and based in Arizona since 1933, it has 30 locations in five states. Harkins today announced on its Facebook page that it won’t play The Watch starting Friday because it couldn’t agree on financial terms with Fox:
The Official Page of Harkins Theatres
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We regret to inform you that we will not be playing the upcoming film The Watch at any of our locations. Unfortunately, we were unable to reach an equitable agreement with regards to the film’s licensing fee with Twentieth Century Fox. It is our goal to always provide Ultimate Moviegoing at an affordable price for our guests and we hope to resolve the situation as soon as possible. In the meantime, we regret any inconvenience that this may cause our guests. Moviegoers who have purchased advance tickets for the film may obtain a refund at the theatre box office.