Village Roadshow sparked quite a bit of interest with its announcement of $35 a ticket luxury cinemas featuring restaurant and bar service. USA Today weighed in almost simultaneously with a story on alcohol service in movie theaters. The story leans heavily on the possibility of underage moviegoers being served alcohol. As part of the permitting process, movie theaters go to great lengths to demonstrate how they will segregate the alcohol service from the more accessible areas of the theater – information USA Today had, but omitted from the story.
A great article in NATO’s former magazine, In Focus, covers the problems and prospects for alcohol service in the cinema.
Meanwhile, Fox Business Channel interviews yours truly about luxury cinema:
And Fox News talks with us about alcohol service: