Definition of four–walling
: an arrangement whereby a motion picture distributor rents a theater for the entire run of a film and keeps all the ticket receipts instead of splitting them with the theater owner
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Origin and Etymology of four–walling
so called from the fact that the distributor takes over the entire theater
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