Move over popcorn and Milk Duds, a cold beer could be offered to movie-goers at the concession stand at a movie complex under construction in Bloomington, Illinois. Wehrenberg Theaters received the approval from the Bloomington Liquor Commission for a liquor license to serve beer at its new Bloomington Galaxy 14 Cine, 1111 Wylie Drive.
Bloomington Liquor Commission members asked if beer would be allowed in theaters showing children’s or G-rated movies, but theater-owners said they would not limit beer sales by movie. Wehrenberg owns several theaters where alcohol is served, including theaters in Missouri and Iowa. However, if approved by the council, the movie complex will be the first chain-owned movie theater to receive a Bloomington liquor license.