U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Announces Settlement with AMC Entertainment Inc.
DOJ has reached an agreement with AMC Entertainment Inc. to settle a lawsuit filed in 1999 under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The suit claimed that the design of stadium-style movie theaters did not provide persons who use wheelchairs with the same lines of sight as other moviegoers. All AMC stadium-style theaters that are opened after the settlement will be made with accessible seating. AMC also will move wheelchair seating from the front row to locations further back from the screen and make sure that movie patrons who use wheelchairs enjoy an unobstructed view of the screen. AMC is the second largest movie theater chain in the country with about 5,300 screens.