Citizen Heylen. The emergence and flourishing of the Rex concern in the Antwerp cinema sector (1950-1975)For almost fifty years cinema-going in Antwerp was strongly influenced by one man, Georges Heylen, and his Rex cinema group. By means of a multimethod analysis, this article investigates the structures of Antwerp's inner city cinematic landscape, linking it to the cinemas' supply of films on the one hand and film reception on the other. Because of Heylen's powerful position, which went beyond the local market, the case of Antwerp lends itself to drawing conclusions on a micro-level about cinema history as well as to inviting comparative research on micro and macro-economic dynamics and the role of different players within the film industry.

Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
TMG Journal for Media History; Vol 13, No 2 (2010): Het filmbedrijf en de markt; 80-107

Lotze, Kathleen, & Meers, Philippe. (2010). Citizen Heylen. Opkomst en bloei van het Rex-concern binnen de Antwerpse bioscoopsector (1950-1975). Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, 13(2), 80–107. doi:10.18146/tmg.579