Let's all go to the lobby, and have ourselves a... beer?
It could happen. Well past the legal age of consumption, the 102-year-old Roxie Theater has applied for a permanent beer license. Over the past year, the Roxie has used its nonprofit status to obtain day-use permits for on-site alcohol, and the response was so overwhelmingly positive that the theater is trying to make beer a permanent addition to its menu.
It's a win-win proposition. Beer sales would honor the spirit of the Roxie's mission statement, to make the theater a place of gathering and celebration; it would also strengthen the theater's long-term business model.