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ACLU Seeks End To Birmingham Movie Theater's Policy Barring Teens

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (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.

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