Litigious Nation: Movie Goer Joshua Thompson Sues AMC Livonia theater for High Price of Popcorn


GOOD GRIEF … Movie goer Joshua Thompson sues the AMC Livonia theater not because he was injured on the premises or because he paid for a ticket and was not provided a product. Oh no, instead in this ridiculous sue happy world, Thompson sued because of the high price of popcorn, Goobers and soda.  Thompson filed a class action law suit in Michigan claiming price gouging. Of course it is only a matter of time before these nuisance suits pop up in other states. Thompson claims he filed the suit because he was tired of being taken advantage of. Huh? Who know that there was an individual mandate to buy popcorn at the movies? At least not yet. This case will be dismissed as there are no damages.

Joshua Thompson loves the movies.

But he hates the prices theaters charge for concessions like pop and candy.

This week, the 20-something security technician from Livonia decided to do something about it: He filed a class action in Wayne County Circuit Court against his local AMC theater in hopes of forcing theaters statewide to dial down snack prices.

“He got tired of being taken advantage of,” said Thompson’s lawyer, Kerry Morgan of Wyandotte. “It’s hard to justify prices that are three- and four-times higher than anywhere else.”

Anyone who would pay $11 for popcorn and soda or $8 for Goobers and a soda needs to have their head examined. However, no one is forcing you to buy it. Don’t get me wrong, for years, even when I was a kid the cost of concessions in the movie theaters were always higher than a store, but there is this thing called … you do not have to buy it. Granted many establishments prevent patrons from bringing in their own candy, popcorn, alcohol etc … like that has ever stopped anyone. Just saying.

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