Thursday, March 08, 2012

That Theater Concession Lawsuit

So there is a gentleman in Michigan who is suing AMC theatres because their concessions cost too much and the theatre chain doesn't allow outside food or drink to be brought into the theatre.

I just don't understand on what legal grounds they think this will work? I mean, can you sue McDonald's because they expect you to buy food from them on their private property rather than allowing you to eat your own food there?

If the concessions are too expensive at the theatre, don't buy them. It is a simple solution. No one is twisting your arm and forcing you to purchase those things.

Going to the movies is a luxury, an increasingly expensive one true, but it isn't a requirement of life. And just like going to a theme park, if they want to try to get 10 dollars out of you for a popcorn and someone pays it, well, it is their fault. No one is forcing you to do it.

I mean, seriously for the cost of the lawsuit, you could buy popcorn, candy and soda for decades at that theatre chain.

Or they could just choose not to go to the movies. It seems a lot of people are making that decision. Why sue?

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