Southwest Success Story

Lally, Kevin
May 2013
Film Journal International;May2013, Vol. 116 Issue 5, p56
The article discusses the business success of the movie theater chain Harkins Theatres, owned by Dwight "Red" Harkins and based out of Tempe, Arizona. It discusses the history of the franchise beginning with Harkin's acquisition of his first movie theater, his family history with the entertainment industry, and Harkin's interest in the idea of showmanship.


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