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Movie Theatres: Alcohol or No?

When I think of movie theatres, I think popcorn and Sno-Caps but New York legislation is asking the question again, should movie theatres serve alcohol that you can bring into the movie with you?

According to the Times Union, legislators went back into session on Monday for eight more weeks and one of the top topics is whether or not they want alcohol available in theatres. The last attempt at passing this ruling fell apart during the time of budget negotiations but Assemblyman Joe Lentol of Brooklyn has proposed similar legislation that would permit alcoholic beverages to be sold to people of legal age with tickets to PG-13, R, OR NC-17 movies.

Certain theatres already bypass part of this with particular licensing. Bow Tie Cinemas, for example, is allowed to serve alcoholic beverages since part of their facility qualifies as a restaurant. Alcoholic beverages are allowed in the lobby or restaurant portion but not allowed to be carried in passed the ticket line but this applies to only about 10 theaters in the entire state.

I don’t necessarily need to drink alcohol while I’m watching a movie. I go to the movies to see the movie but I don’t think I’d have a problem if others wanted to partake. Sure, security measures would have to be raised and I like the fact that they are regulating the kinds of movies this is allowed. Would you be okay if something like this passed?

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