AMC, Regal, Carmike won’t show Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation

March 3, 2015 11:37 PM

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AMC, Regal, Carmike won’t show Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation

Four of the country’s four largest exhibitors — AMC, Regal, Cinemark and Carmike — do not plan to show the drama about child soldiers in Africa because they do not want to provide screens to films that do not honor a 90-day delay between a theatrical debut and a home entertainment release.

In a release touting the deal, Netflix said the picture will have a qualifying run for Oscar consideration in “select theaters” later this year — language that seemed to acknowledge that “Beasts of No Nation” will have trouble securing a berth in many theaters. After all, there’s a precedent. When N...

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