Cineworld, Odeon and Vue had threatened to boycott the movie last week after Disney announced that it would cut the movie's theatrical run to bring it out on DVD and Blu-ray faster. UK exhibitors usually require a guaranteed four-month theatrical run to book a film, but Alice will only screen for 12 weeks in the UK.
Cineworld Chief Executive Steve Wiener confirmed that the film will screen in its 2D and 3D theatres next month: "We are extremely pleased to have reached a satisfactory compromise on this matter. As leaders in 3D we did not want the public to miss out on such a visual spectacle. As the success of Avatar has shown there is currently a huge appetite for the 3D experience."
Odeon and Vue are yet to reach an agreement on releasing Alice, while the movie is also facing a boycott from Dutch exhibitors.