The upcoming Alamo Drafthouse at the renovated Macy’s Plaza, now known as The Bloc, will offer beer and wine to moviegoers when it opens this fall, but it won’t be the only theater in Downtown that allows customers to quaff while they watch.
Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live has applied for a beer and wine license, and received the approval of the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 13.
Final approval from the full council is anticipated in upcoming weeks.
“In order to enhance the movie-going experience at Regal Cinemas, as operators of the theaters we are finalizing plans to… include beer and wine to our menu, as is done in most other premium movie theaters in the area,” said Michael Roth, a spokesman for Anschutz Entertainment Group, which owns and operates L.A. Live.
AEG has not yet determined when the 14-screen Regal Cinemas will begin the alcohol service, according to Roth.