Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



Tate v. Marquee Theaters (Access to Movie Theaters)

February, 2007

This is an action brought under the Arizonans with Disabilities Act, A.R.S. § 41-1492, et seq., ("AzDA"), to correct a discriminatory public accommodation practice, to provide appropriate relief to aggrieved persons and to vindicate the public interest. Movies are a vital part of the social, cultural and political life of Arizonans. Movies and their stars, themes, messages and characters infuse our social activities, entertainment, discussions and shared experiences. The State brings this matter to redress that Marquee Holdings Inc., AMC Entertainment Inc., American Multi-Cinema, Inc. and Plitt Theatres, Inc. do not provide sufficient auxiliary aids and services for the class of persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and the class of persons who are blind or visually impaired to allow for full and equal enjoyment of movies shown at their theaters in Arizona in violation of AzDA, A.R.S. § 41-1492.02(A),(B) and (F)(3).