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FNS Photo by Carrie Snyder Sandy Smith, right, and her 9-year-old son, Tyler, walk around the lobby area of West Acres Cinema in south Fargo before seeing their movie on July 16, 2011. Patrons could buy beer from the theater if approved by the city’s liquor control board.

Fargo theater may serve beer

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FARGO — Moviegoers in Fargo could enjoy a cold beer with their hot popcorn as soon as this summer, as the owner of the city’s two major first-run theaters wants to add liquor sales as part of its multimillion-dollar renovation plans.


Marcus Theatres will present its plan to the city’s liquor control board today for adding a “Take Five Lounge” to the West Acres Cinema.

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Erik Burgess
Erik Burgess covers city and county government for The Forum. He started as the paper's night reporter in 2012, after graduating from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. He was born and raised in Grand Forks, N.D., and also spent time interning at the Grand Forks Herald.  Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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