NLR movie theater seeks alcohol permit

© John Lyon, Arkansas News Bureau

LITTLE ROCK (Arkansas News Bureau) -- If a North Little Rock movie theater gets its way, it will be able to offer adult patrons beer and wine along with popcorn, candy and sodas.

The Regal McCain Mall Stadium 12 theater is appealing a decision by the director of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Division to reject its application for a permit to serve beer and wine. ABC's board of directors is scheduled to hold a hearing on the appeal Oct. 16.

Two other Arkansas movie theaters -- Market Street Cinema in Little Rock and MovieLounge in Fort Smith -- currently have permits to serve alcohol, but the theater in McCain Mall would be the first non-art house theater in the state to add alcohol to its concessions.

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