The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is considering creating a firm policy on the presence of beer and wine at the movies. Presently, they've been handling things on a case-by-case basis, but a request from theater chain Regal Cinemas has got them going back to square one and developing a rule.
The Oregonian has the story: Kids, beer, movies are stick mix for OLCC.
The range of options:
* They could do away with alcohol in theatres altogether.
* They could require that there be no minors be present if alcohol is served - a 21-and-over theatre policy.
* They could allow minors to be present if accompanied by a parent.
* They could allow minors with parents during certain hours. (The "McMenamin's option" - their house policy is minors with parents until 6 p.m.)
* They could throw caution to the wind and allow alcohol and minors into theatres (presumably not selling directly to minors.)
Which option makes sense to you? Or, present another option of your own. Discuss.
Incidentally, OLCC will have a public meeting in Milwaukie on June 24 at 10 a.m. on this issue. Call 503-872-5004 for details.