Utah Ordered to Pay Up in Cinema Booze Case


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Utah Ordered to Pay Up in Cinema Booze Case

A federal judge has ordered the state to cover nearly $500,000 in legal fees after it lost a case against Brewvies Cinema Pub. Following a 2016 screening of Deadpool, Utah authorities threatened the theater with a $25,000 fine over a law prohibiting serving alcohol during films featuring simulated sex or full-frontal nudity. Brewvies, represented by former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson — and with the support of Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds — sued and won on First Amendment grounds, causing the state law to be overturned.





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