Flagship Theaters v. Century Theaters

Blecher Collins & Pepperman defended Century Theaters and Cinemark USA in an antitrust lawsuit filed by a competitor movie theater in the Palm Springs area. The lawsuit purported to challenge preferential distribution of first run motion pictures by Universal Film Exchange and Sony Pictures Releasing to Century’s The River 15 theater complex in Rancho Mirage. Century and Cinemark vigorously denied the allegations and asserted that their conduct was lawful under the antitrust laws. Blecher Collins & Pepperman successfully obtained summary judgment for Century and Cinemark.