The Fox Theatre now serves wine and beer
The Fox Theatre has joined the ranks of Toronto cinemas that serve booze. The Bloor Cinema got the ball rolling after its Hot Docs rebrand, breaking through what seemed like a lot of red tape to get a liquor licence in late 2012. Since then, booze has become more common in theatres with major theatres like Cineplex Odeon increasing its VIP offerings around the city. For my two cents, I'd say that wine and beer are an even more appropriate fit at rep houses, where the viewing options tend to be more cerebral rather than built around blockbuster shoot-'em-ups, but in any case, more drinking options are just good news in general.
As an added bonus, the Fox isn't thinking of what it serves as an after thought. If you're going to serve wine and beer, after all, why not put some time in to make the offerings interesting? "The Fox plans to include rotating seasonal selections, and many items that will not be available at the LCBO. Down the road we may even get into spanish coffee, signature cocktails or event themed drinks," co-owner Andy Willick explains in a press release. The Fox has always had a quirky concession stand, so I'm looking forward to see what they come up with in the booze department.