Beer at the movies in Sugar Land? AMC 24 takes a cue from Alamo, applies forliquor license
There are few things better in this world than relaxing with a good film and a cold drink.
There have been precious few theaters in town where you could do both simultaneously — Alamo Drafthouse, River Oaks Theatre and 14 Pews are examples — but AMC 24 in Sugar Land has opted to get in on the drinks-and-a-movie movement and applied for a liquor license.
KTRK Ch. 13 reports that the theater in the First Colony Mall complex posted the notice more than two months ago, although the TABC has yet to approve a completed application, and Sugar Land residents are responding with mixed emotions.
Some parents are worried about losing Sugar Land's family friendly atmosphere, and say that if the license is approved, they'll be less likely to send kids to the movies unsupervised.
A number of AMC's Dallas locations serve alcohol, although the AMC 24 in Sugar Land is the first Houston-area location to apply for such a license.
For us inner-Loopers with less moral concerns, Sundance Cinemas, soon to take the place of the old Angelika Theater in Bayou Place, will have in-theater grown-up drinking and dining options for moviegoers. That theater has set an opening date of Nov. 23.