When I was just out of undergrad, I worked in Holland for a while and recall going to the movies where a very nice waitress came to the seats and asked to take our drinks orders. I found it quite shockingly different - mixing alcohol and films. Such a quiet Canadian upbringing I had had. Well it looks like things are going all 1986 Amsterdam over here now if one movie chain gets its way:
Movie fans in Toronto may soon be able to enjoy an ice cold beer with their favorite flick -- without having to wait for it to come out on DVD. Cineplex Odeon is seeking a licence from the provincial government that would allow its patrons to drink while watching a movie at one of its downtown Toronto theatres. The pilot project would allow the company to serve wine and beer in their four VIP studios at the Manulife Centre in Yorkville, each of which seat about 40 people each.So what does VIP mean in this context - very inebriated person? Something Canadian in using VIP as an aspect of this. The common riff-raff couldn't be trusted with this sort of thing, you know.
Anyway, where else can you do this sort of thing now? Norway? England? Is it common or rare? And what else do the VIPs get at the movies. If anyone else has met one, please ask for me.