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Lawmakers Say No to Cuomo’s Booze in Movie Theatres Proposal
Written By: Cara Demers
ALBANY -- You may need to hold off on cracking that beer open -- at least in your local movie theatre that is. That's because Albany does not appear to be on board with Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to allow alcohol sales in movie theaters.
Cuomo had included it in to his $152.3 billion state budget proposal back in January.
Several state law makers rejected Cuomo's booze-in-theaters proposal earlier this week. The measure would allow the state to issue liquor permits to movie theaters.
The governor has pushed to expand beer and wine production in New York, and argued in his proposal that this would further promote New York-made products.
If approved, Cuomo's proposal would allow movie theaters to begin applying for a liquor license in April.