Picks and Pans Main: Screen
updated 09/09/1991 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/09/1991 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Not all theaters require a minimum number of customers to be present before they'll show a film; spokespeople for both the Loews and Cineplex Odeon chains, for instance, say their theaters' policy is to run a movie for even one customer. But too many cavalierly break the agreement (aforementioned patron has been a victim four times in the past three years) implied by a published schedule and refuse to show a film unless four or six or however many people pay—and too bad about those customers who did show up. Consider it another blow struck on behalf of the VCR industry.