James T. Duffy signed the lease for the Roxy Cinema Grill in Melbourne on Florida's east coast on Oct. 10, 2006. The theater opened April 1, 2007, for four months before the landlord sued for eviction and $153,134.68 in rent.
In defending the lawsuit, Duffy's South Beach Theater Co. alleged it suffered "substantial damages" when the landlord turned over the theater in disrepair. South Beach was evicted, but no money judgment was awarded. Matt Clark/Daily News