County’s denial of theater’s liquor license could spark suit
MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia government could face legal action after denying permission for a movie theater to sell beer and wine.
The Telegraph of Macon reports Macon-Bibb County commissioners voted 5-3 last week to deny the license to the AmStar 16 theater.
The theater can appeal for a hearing, leading to a report and a second county commission vote.
Mayor Robert Reichert has told commissioners previously that denying an alcohol license to a business meeting requirements invites a lawsuit.
Opponents noted people younger than 21 watch movies. Commissioner Mallory Jones says some moviegoers would become “loud and boisterous.”
But other commissioners noted alcohol is already sold at a local bowling alley and Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant.
A Southern Theatres representative says the company hasn’t had problems at 14 locations selling alcohol.
Information from: The Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com