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Article - Alcoholic Beverages


    (a)    There is a Class CT (cinema/theater) (on–sale) beer, wine, and liquor license.

    (b)    The Board may issue the license for use in a cinema or theater that:

        (1)    is in a stand–alone building that is designed or used primarily for the exhibition of motion pictures to the public;

        (2)    has a capacity to hold at least 100 permanently installed seats; and

        (3)    has a minimum of six movie theater rooms.

    (c)    (1)    Subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, the license authorizes the license holder to sell beer, wine, and liquor for on–premises consumption by the drink, bottle, and can:

            (i)    1.    in a designated area of the lobby, for 45 minutes before a movie starts; and

                2.    in a VIP room that holds special events, for the 45 minutes before a movie starts and during the showing of the movie; or

            (ii)    to an individual who has a ticket to a movie and proper identification.

        (2)    A license holder may exercise the privileges of the license:

            (i)    from Monday through Saturday; and

            (ii)    on Sunday, if the license holder is issued a Sunday permit.

        (3)    A license holder may sell beer, wine, and liquor without serving food.

        (4)    An individual serving beer, wine, and liquor:

            (i)    may not mix the contents of one bottle with the contents of another bottle; and

            (ii)    shall dispose of or destroy all empty bottles and cans.

    (d)    (1)    A license holder shall:

            (i)    obtain a crowd control training certificate from a program that is certified by the Board; and

            (ii)    while selling beer, wine, and liquor, have one certified crowd control manager on the licensed premises for every 250 individuals present.

        (2)    Notwithstanding § 31–1903(a) of this title, a license holder shall require one individual who has completed a certified alcohol awareness program to be on the licensed premises at all times when alcohol is being served.

    (e)    (1)    The annual license fee is $1,000.

        (2)    The annual Sunday permit fee is $250.

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