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Interestingly enough, the representative's attempts to force you to sit in the handicap area when you are able to sit in a normal area is in fact discrimination based on your handicap and likely violates the Americans with Disbilities Act.
So, she does not have the right to bar you from areas which you can reach which are open to other members of the audience. If she continues this, you need to let the movie theater know about it, as they are the ones who have final say and need to inform this representative that she is violating your rights.
Please let me know if you have more questions about this topic.
I have spoken to movie theater manager and he agrees that she cannot force me to sit in these seats, but because the rep rents the theater for the screening she feels it is her right to insist this. Should my next step be to inform the agency she works for of this issue? If so do I need some type of documentation showing my rights? Also if she attempts to bar me from these screenings what would be my next step?
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