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Would You Like A Beer With Your Popcorn?

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SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a time old tradition practiced by many where you go to the movies, get a large popcorn with some candy and a Coke. It could soon become an age old tradition involving washing all of your movie theater treats down with a cold brew versus a sugary carbonated beverage.

Legislators in Olympia have a bill making rounds that is attempting make it legal to serve alcohol at the theaters. The bill was introduced by a Vancouver State Representative who feels that passing this bill could help small historic theaters make money and gain more business.

KHQ Local News Reporter Chelsea Kopta spoke with Dena Carr, Director of Operations at the Garland Theater who shared her feelings on the bill. "We're really excited about this bill because it allows us as a single-screen theater to really enhance people's viewing experiences with a glass of beer or wine."

Many people are concerned that this bill could make it easy for minors to obtain booze in the dark theaters. There is a plan in place, which if approved, would prevent minors from getting their hands on alcoholic substances.

This bill could open up the doors and bring alcohol to events at live entertainment halls like dance, artistic, literary and educational performances.

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