Back page: Booze banned at ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ in Idaho
BOISE, Idaho — Idaho authorities are telling movie theaters serving alcohol that they can’t provide drinks during showings of the erotic blockbuster “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The state police’s Alcohol Beverage Control has contacted at least two theaters showing the R-rated flick, ordering them to comply with a law banning businesses from serving booze to people watching sexually explicit films. “I just found it odd that this movie was singled out,” moviegoer Michele Williams, 50, of Eagle, told the Idaho Statesman newspaper in Boise in a story published Friday. The statute passed by Idaho lawmakers in 1999 lists types of movie scenes requiring a booze ban, including simulated sex acts or touching of private parts. Business owners who violate the law could face up to a $300 fine, a six-month jail sentence and a suspended liquor license.
— The Associated Press
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