Tag: light pollution

Appeals Court to Decide Fate of Bengies Drive In Theater’s $750K Wall

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Bengies, circa 1998, obviously.

Remember back in summer 2012, when Bengies Drive In Theater¬†sued the near-by Royal Farms for three-quarters of a million dollars to fund an 800-foot, light-blocking wall? The jury was all, “Sure, whatever.” But a couple months later a judge was like, “Yeah right,” and set the jury verdict aside.

Bengies Sues Royal Farms for Light Pollution

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Bengies, circa 1998, obviously.

Bengies Drive-In on Eastern Boulevard boasts the largest theatre screen in the country (and one of the most typographically pleasing marquees — multiple sizes and colors, wow! ), and it can probably now claim one of the boldest lawsuits for a drive-in to initiate against a nearby light polluter. Bengies is suing the near-by Royal Farms, demanding $750,000 for an 800-foot wall to block light from the convenience store, as well as $306,000 in lost revenue due to the infeasibility of building a second screen, as was once planned.

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