AMC Theater Lawsuit: Joshua Thompson Sues Local Chain For High Concession Prices
Has high-priced popcorn finally reached its plateau? If one moviegoer gets his way, then maybe.
A Michigan man has just filed a lawsuit against his local theater due to their high concession prices. According to the Detroit Free Press, Joshua Thompson, a 20-something security technician, is suing AMC Livonia in the hopes of the movie theater lowering their price tag on snacks.
"He got tired of being taken advantage of. It's hard to justify prices that are three- and four-times higher than anywhere else," Thompson's lawyer told the paper.
Does Joshua have any chance of bringing relief to moviegoers? Not likely.
"Movie theaters are regulated, so the lawsuit won't go anywhere," said consumer lawyer Ian Lyngklip. "It's a loser," added Gary Victor, an Eastern Michigan University business law professor.
As for the refreshment that set Joshua over the edge, it was the $8 he paid for a Coke and a pack of Goobers. (Joshua allegedly paid $2.73 for the same items at a local drug store.)
This isn't the first time a Michigan resident has become fed up with some aspect of moviegoing. Last year, Sarah Deming filed a lawsuit against the distributors of "Drive" because of the film's allegedly misleading trailer.
[via Detroit Free Press]
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