four-walling

noun
variants: or less commonly four-walls contract \ ¦⸗¦⸗-​ \

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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History and Etymology for four-walling

so called from the fact that the distributor takes over the entire theater

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“Four-walling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/four-walling. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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