Originally Posted by jlousa
The laws certainly need reworking one of the biggest problems is every province having their own rules. Red-tape is plentiful when you have 10+set of rules within a single country.
There is certainly a need to revisit the rules and improve them, but I don't think we'll see a Europeanization of them as lets be honest our a large enough portion of our society isn't civilized enough to self control itself.
I don't think we're ready for drinking in public but I could see a lowering of the drinking age to 18 and making it easy to get a liquor license (as well as making it easier to take one away from abusers). Although it might not seem like it, we've come along way in the last couple of decades and I have no doubt we'll come along way in the next couple. It won't be as fast as some might like, but it's probably the right approach. I would be surprised if we don't see increased regulation in some European countries over the next decade, especially in the UK.
I don't have much compassion for the Rio though as this fight has been political from the start, she knew she would have to stop showing films if the license was issued and she went for it anyways. Wether the rule is a good one or one that needs changing, it's the rule. She could've chosen to fight the rule in many different ways w/o affecting her business.
Self control is something that is learned, and you cant learn it without having to use it. I just think this is a poor argument, no offense.
Personally in Vancouver I might go to a movie theater once or twice a year for a movie I am excited about, In Czech this fall I would go once a week(and the price was close enough at $7 a movie).
The reason was because the theater I used there was for some 100 people max with couches and tables and a full bar with beer, wine, liquors, food, what ever you want. The theater was modern and a enjoyable experience unlike the theaters here.
If a theater like say the Rio fixed itself up and had a decently priced full bar and good comfortable homie seating I would go to a movie once a week.
For me personally being able to have a drink or two while going for a movie and to be comfortable is a big plus. I go to a movie usually to relax and unwind, I have a drink to do the same, obviously I would like to be able to do both at the same time.