ACLU seeks end to local movie theater's policy barring teens

BIRMINGHAM (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union's Michigan chapter is calling on a suburban Michigan movie theater executive to end a policy the civil rights group says discriminates against teens.

The Oakland Press reports ACLU of Michigan wants Emagine Entertainment CEO Paul Glantz to end a policy at the new Emagine Palladium in Birmingham that bars minors unless they are accompanied by an adult or have a membership that costs $350 annually.

ACLU officials say the policy violates the state's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.

The newspaper reports Glantz declined to comment on the letter. The Associated Press also left a message seeking comment.

Published: Thu, Oct 29, 2015