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Some theaters ignore NFL, will show Packers on big screens

MILWAUKEE -- Some Wisconsin theaters plan to ignore warnings from the National Football League and show the Green Bay Packers' playoff game Saturday on the big screen.

MILWAUKEE -- Some Wisconsin theaters plan to ignore warnings from the National Football League and show the Green Bay Packers' playoff game Saturday on the big screen.

The Rivoli in La Crosse, the Majestic in Madison and the Fox Bay Cinema Grill in the Milwaukee suburb of Whitefish Bay said they intend to show the game.

The NFL has sent letters to a number of theater operators, including Marcus Corp., which owns the AT&T Palladium entertainment complex in Waukesha, ordering them to stop showing Packers games on their big screens.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy has said the screenings violate copyright law and NFL policies prohibiting mass out-of-town viewing of NFL games. The league makes exceptions for sports bars, which show games daily, he said.

Marcus Corp. said earlier this week that it would comply with the NFL's request.

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Spokesmen for the Rivoli, Majestic and Fox Bay Cinema Grill said this week that they had not received letters from the NFL asking them not to show the game.

But McCarthy said they had and an attorney for the Majestic had responded. He did not say what the response was.

The Packers play the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday at Lambeau Field.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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