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ATS - Should Alcohol Be Sold In Movie Theaters?

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posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 11:32 AM
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What say you ATS? Alcohol in movie theaters? Yes or no? WHY?

Delaware Bill To Allow Alcohol To Be Sold in Movie Theaters

You could enjoy an ice cold beer and the latest blockbuster on the big-screen at the same time. State Rep. Quinn Johnson (D-Middletown) is pushing for legislation that would let movie theaters sell alcohol, now that a new movie theater is opening in his district.


The good things -
Beer at the movies! Enjoy a cold beer on tap while watching the latest flick. Relax.

The bad things -
Loud drunks in a theater when everyone is supposed to be quiet.
Belligerent drunks going theater to theater to get free movies.
The ticket takers are not bouncers. They aren't supposed to have to deal with drunks.
Burping. Tooting. People constantly getting up to use the bathroom.
People trying to buy for underage friends and drinking in the dark.
The smell of stale beer. Sticky floors from spills. Ruined carpets from spills.
(soda spills are one thing ... beer spills are something else entirely)
Booze around kids who are in the theater as well.

Initially I thought this was a fine idea. No problem. But now I'm thinking that there is no need for booze to be in the movie theaters. I think it'll cause more negative issues than positive ones.




posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 11:39 AM
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They do it in portland.

Its not chaos, its order polite adults enjoying themselves.

At the one I go to often, the Balcony is for 21 and over, Ive never once had a negative experience and found it to be a great time, if a bit over priced.



posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 11:39 AM
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I don't think anyone should have to watch an Adam Sandler movie sober.

Around here, we have "Cinema and Draft" houses. I think they are called something else these days, but it is basically a restaurant and a movie theater combined. Older movies, high priced food, but you can drink and smoke. Very hard to hear your waitress over the THX Dolby, though.



posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 11:39 AM
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I say no. I only have one reason. I think having people who are under the influence trying to move around in a dark environment is dangerous, not everyone is going to drink responsibly and people are going to trip and fall, fight, etc. I can't believe a movie theater's insurance company would even think about allowing that without massively jacking up the premium.



posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 11:40 AM
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I am personally apathetic on the issue bc are we not supposed to be living in a free country!? Can the owner of the movie theater serve whom he wants? Also, if you are so worried about "family" then Applebee's and chili's (family restaurants) should stop selling alcohol. The debate is moot in my eyes and I don't even drink....



posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 11:40 AM
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I feel that alcohol should be optional, provided that an additional charge is added to the initial cost of the ticket in order to provide vehicular services after the show is over. Are you really gonna walk or drive your car after you just spent twelve bucks to ensure you'd have a chauffeur to safely escort you home?

It's not fool proof, but it's an idea. And a good drink would certainly add to the enjoyment of going to the theater. Even if the movie sucks, you got a beer out of it. Or a rum and coke. Or whatever. Then again, there's the issue of volume...the more you drink, the louder you get.



posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 11:41 AM
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Well if they did, it would sure make me feel less like a criminal sneaking some in to top up my cola


I joke! Of course i would never do such a thing.

On the main topic again, some drinks yes, but weak lager no.... People would simply miss too much of the movie using the toilet!



posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 11:42 AM
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They do it Texas as well

My wife and I have enjoyed drinks and a movie many times

It really makes going to movies enjoyable



posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 11:42 AM
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Yes!

Why?

Because I like to Drink and watch movies....


When in Korea we coulD rent a small home theater in a room with a 10 ft screen/ a few sofas and a fridge. Bring in your alcohol if needed or buy it at the counter.

No violent aftermath.

Peace
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posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 11:47 AM
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I don't think it's a good idea. There are too many idjuts out there that act stupid enough when sober.

Speaking of drunken idjuts, last holiday season, wearing a big coat, I smuggled in a large thermos of White Russians to the cinema.
The Dude would have been proud of me!



posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 11:49 AM
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Umm I know of movie theaters where I am at that sell alcohol.
I don't know whether they are allowed to or not but they've been doing it for years. The best part is that you bring in your own and buy one there, then pour them in the cup they give you. It's amazing with 90s style cargo shorts and a hoody how many beers you can get in haha..


And yes of course they should sell alcohol in movies. I serve alcohol at my house and watch movies and then my friends drive home, and this would be safer than being in a movie theater instead?? Not really, it feels exactly the same to me. I also think public shaming via the internet and everything where everybody knows everything makes it so that being too loud and drunk will not be a good look, and your life would suffer after that thus teaching you to hold your own. This is the next version of the tribe that we have lost where grandpa sat at the fire telling his son and his son's sons about life.

In fact I think people should want to grow up and trust themselves to govern themselves. Cops are there to stop anything that hurts someone else already, there don't need to be specific laws that go beyond that in MY opinion. I could be wrong about that, and maybe all the rules are what keeps us from flying off the handle but for me personally rules are walls that make me feel I need to escape and so in large part they have the opposite affect on me. I can't do what!!

I think drinking in the theater is safer than people trying to pregame at home.


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posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 11:49 AM
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Goteborg
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I say no. I only have one reason. I think having people who are under the influence trying to move around in a dark environment is dangerous, not everyone is going to drink responsibly and people are going to trip and fall, fight, etc. I can't believe a movie theater's insurance company would even think about allowing that without massively jacking up the premium.



Cinetopia

They have theaters with Alcohol in several states, its really not an issue.

I've never heard reports of anything close to what you suggest, and they have been around for some time.

Its really a beer at the start, maybe a pitcher at most, and a two hour movie.

That does not a drunk brawl make.

Most often their is a premium on the ticket, and the beer.

These for the most part aren't college kids dropping 40 to see the avengers per, its adults who want to enjoy themselves.



posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 11:54 AM
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When ever i watch a movie at home, lights off, sound up i open a cold one and sit in my most comfy chair.

See no reason you cant, or shouldn't be able to do that at the cinema. It already costs loads for a bite to eat and a seat, might as well throw a beer or two on the bill


You know what id really like? A little buzzer on the chair arm for water, beer, food etc like an airplane

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posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 11:56 AM
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That would be my concern, the price. At first I thought "hey that'd be great", but the more I think about it, looking at the prices of popcorn and sodas, I don't think I'm going to spend 10 bucks for a beer.



posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 11:57 AM
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We have them here in Indianapolis. It's great because the locations are chosen wisely.

I must say it's terrible having to get up every 15 minutes to go pee because I've had 4 or 5 beers.



posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 11:59 AM
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I didn't realize that some theaters already allowed alcohol to be sold in them. This is a surprise to me. I thought this Delaware politician was being innovative. I suppose Delaware could do a study and see if it's working elsewhere.

I'd think it would be more trouble than not ....
But a study would tell ...



posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 12:03 PM
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I just looked at your link and at the pictures of the theaters. In a case like that I have no problem with it, the chairs are big and there's plenty of room between the rows and the theaters are well lit compared to what we have in my area. That looks like a decent place to see a movie.

The theaters where I live are a little different. We've got the old style multi-plexes where everyone is sitting on top of each other and there's no room to move. Picture general seating in a baseball stadium except it's pitch black.



posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 12:04 PM
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wtbengineer
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That would be my concern, the price. At first I thought "hey that'd be great", but the more I think about it, looking at the prices of popcorn and sodas, I don't think I'm going to spend 10 bucks for a beer.


It's 2 dollars a bottle at this place I know or 3 for something like fat tire or corona.. They aren't trying to make money on the beer, but it is a way to get customers like me to ALWAYS come back to the same place even though some of their video/sound equipment is a little lower standard than some others.


Beyond that though, is it any secret that people get blasted on whatever and then watch movies?? I think we as humans need to stop hiding from our selves. Drink openly.. If things are a problem when they are open, then maybe they are a problem the whole time and it's something we should work on?



posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 12:09 PM
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No I hate the smell of booze but then I should be able to light a Cuban cigar that will drown out the smell of booze.



posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 12:10 PM
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Alcohol will just make more annoying people in thaaters, in addtion to the sober annoyers.

Look at the sports game. There will be one drunk retard that will go beyond and bring in subjects that doesn't even fit.

Like the drunk racist at the last basketball game i was at.

I guess his team was losing to "bunch of ni**ers".. considering his team was full of "ni**ers"..as well.

*Shakes head*
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