The grift is demanding $250k to fund what should be a fairly routine lawsuit. The value of the suit is probably around $25k, so he should be spending substantially less than that on legal fees. I don't know where he got the $250k figure from, but its fucking insane.I agree. I don't know if Tim is trying to grift or not, because I haven't been following him too closely lately, but if Tim is going to sue anyone over anything then shouldn't he sue Antifa members for tortious interference like what's going on with Weeb Wars and Meyer v Waid?
As for whether the theater is the "correct" target: of course it is. Tim and the theater entered into the contract. The theater breached the contract. The theater's breach cost Tim [X] amount of dollars in lost revenue and higher and additional costs. Tim is legally able to seek recovery of what the breach cost him. This is all routine business stuff.