Nevermind, You Can Bring Booze Into Cinespia Again
It looks like peace has been restored to the cosmos.
On Thursday, we reported that guests to Cinespia's movie screenings at the Hollywood Forever cemetery have been prohibited from bringing their own beer and wine; according to spokespersons at Cinespia, the California State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control had "placed a temporary restriction" on outside alcohol at the event.
Well, now the agency has changed its mind, and guests are once again allowed to bring their own beer and wine. Cinespia tweeted the announcement on Friday evening:
John Carr, a spokesperson for the ABC, told the L.A. Times that the agency had made the decision late Thursday to reverse its ruling on Cinespia, and didn't inform Cinespia's organizers until Friday. “ABC just wants to ensure public safety is emphasized and the event organizers watch alcohol consumption,” Carr told the Times in an email, adding that patrons will be able to bring in outside alcohol “for the foreseeable future.”
It remains unclear what had led the ABC to change their decision on the ban of outside alcohol. And while neither the ABC nor Cinespia has stated what led to the ban in the first place, a Cinespia publicist told the Times that it was not brought on by a specific event.