|Artifact Type||Sources, Trade Journals|
|Place||New York, NY|
|Publication Date||September 7, 1927|
Headline: “F. & R. in New York on Publix Line-Up”
Minneapolis, Sept. 6.
In order to pursue negotiations now pending for a pooling here of the F. & R. theatre interests with Publix, for which the 4,200-seat New Minneapolis theatre is being built, E. R. Ruben and M. L. Finkelstein, officials of the local concern, are in New York this week conferring with Publix heads.
Because F. & R. has started to use new Paramount product throughout the circuit, reports are that these two concerns have already reached an agreement on joint operation of theatres in this city, with the consequent elimination of a competition which undoubtedly would prove ruinous to all concerned. However, there have been no papers signed as yet and negotiations, pending for a number of months, are still in the formative sage, [sic] according to E. R. Ruben.
“Our purchase of 1927–28 Paramount pictures has no significance as far as the local partnership with Publix is concerned,” said Mr. Ruben before his departure for New York.
|Archive||The Internet Archive|
|Read In Context||https://archive.org/stream/variety87-1927-09/Variety87-1927-09#page/n3/mode/2up|
|Citation||“F. & R. in New York on Publix Line-Up,” Variety, September 7, 1927.|