Film exhibitors are waging war to pry stay-at-home Canadians away from their televisions, videos, and the Internet. No company is more aggressively engaged in battle than the 79-year-old Famous Players Inc. chain, now a division of Viacom Inc.'s entertainment operations. The Toronto-based company is in the midst of a three-year, C$500 million (US$337 million) expansion program to build a minimum of 25 dazzling multiscreen "out-of-home entertainment destinations" across Canada, providing ...

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