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iPic’s Antitrust Suit Over Houston Theater Revived Against AMC

Dec. 5, 2019, 11:05 PM

Luxury movie theater chain iPic-Gold Class Entertainment LLC convinced a Texas appeals court Dec. 5 to revive its antitrust lawsuit claiming AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. conspired to stop it from showing movies in two Texas cities.

The suit, filed in state court, also originally targeted Regal Entertainment Inc. It accused the chains of coordinating their threats not to screen first-run movies that also ran at planned iPic theaters in Houston and Frisco, Texas. The scheme allegedly worked, limiting iPic’s options at its Houston location.

After a trial judge granted iPic a temporary restraining order, Regal settled. The judge eventually granted ...