Audience Sues Movie Theatres For Showing Ads

“The practice of showing commercials before the start of movies defrauds the public and should be stopped, according to lawsuits filed in Chicago against two movie-theater chains. The on-screen commercials delay the start of films beyond the posted times, which deceives theatergoers, the lawsuits claim.” The plaintiffs appear to be treading on very shaky legal ground, but it’s a good bet that they’ve got a fair amount of public sentiment on their side.