Movie theater trade group Nato
, along with the three top theater chains, are suing the state of New Jersey in federal court over reopening restrictions. The lawsuit contends that theaters, along with other entertainment venues, are unfairly treated when churches, malls, libraries, and museums are given permission to open under the First Amendment (freedom of speech). Instead, they are categorized under the same restrictions that face gyms, enclosed amusement parks, and live theater venues.
The move did not engender sympathy on social media.
Great move, Nato. I guess if you’re gonna go down…make sure you try to take everyone that loves you, with you.
Movie Theaters Sue New Jersey Claiming First Amendment Right to Reopen https://t.co/lMmh7PlNpW via @variety
— Exhibitor Relations Co. (@ERCboxoffice) July 7, 2020
I, for one, can’t wait to see movies again the way they were meant to be seen: in a theater