Regal, Disney reach deal to keep ‘Iron Man 3’ on screens
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — “Iron Man 3” will be in both of Wilmington’s movie theaters after all.
Regal Entertainment Group announced a deal with Walt Disney Studios this afternoon. Regal and other theater companies had stopped selling tickets to the blockbuster filmed in and around Wilmington last summer during a dispute over splitting ticket revenue.
“After some extensive talks with Disney, we’re glad to say that Tony Stark will definitely be in our theatres for ‘Iron Man 3,'” a Regal spokesman said in a statement. “We’ve got Fandango working overtime right now to place tickets back on sale at all Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres.”
Wilmington’s Carmike Cinema was not involved in the dispute. It will have 12 theaters dedicated to the “Iron Man 3” premiere May 3.
Regal Mayfaire is scheduled to host an invitation-only screening of “Iron Man 3” Sunday night, including state leaders and other dignitaries.
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