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Community Group Supports Indie Moviegoers' Right to Get Wasted

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If you were upset when West Hollywood's Laemmle Sunset 5 closed down, you'll at least be able to drink your sorrows away in the theater that's about to replace it.

West Hollywood Patch reports that the Sundance Cinema is gaining community support to sell wine and beer when they open, which is set to happen in June. Last week, the Hollywood Hills West Area 7 Committee, which is part of the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council, voted to support the theater in its alcoholic endeavor. Since neighborhood councils don't actually have any real power to make decisions, all that means is that the theater will be able to demonstrate local support when it goes to apply for a liquor permit from the city.

Should the plan come to fruition, the theater would sell beer and wine.

In other news, it will also reduce the number of total theater seats from 1,000 to 682, and do assigned seating, a la The Arclight.

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So far, two commenters have popped up on the Patch article: one is in favor of liquor at movie theaters, and the other isn't.