- The booking of moving pictures in a theater by the job lot, without selection of particular pictures by the proprietor of the theater.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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block booking — a practice among motion picture distributors of contracting with an exhibitor to show a predetermined series of films. [1920 25] * * * … Universalium
block-booking — The practice of licensing or offering for license one motion picture feature or group of features on condition that exhibitor will also license another feature or group of features released by distributor during a given period. U. S. v. Paramount … Black's law dictionary
booking — book‧ing [ˈbʊkɪŋ] noun [countable] TRAVEL an arrangement in which a place on a plane, in a hotel, restaurant etc is kept for a customer who will arrive later; = RESERVATION: • There s a problem over a double booking (= one where two people have… … Financial and business terms