May be Coming to a Theater Near You - Shorter Movie Previews

By Joe Gullo

Published 01/27 2014 02:01PM

Updated 01/27 2014 02:03PM

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Whether you like or dislike movie previews, they may be getting a little bit shorter at your local theater.

The National Association of Theatre Owners released a set of voluntary in-theater guidelines Monday. The new guidelines call for maximum trailer length of 2 minutes, airing of trailers 150 days prior to release date, and 120 days prior for other in-theater marketing materials.

Two exemptions per distributor per year would be allowed.

The guidelines will go into effect for any film released domestically on or after October 1, 2014.

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