City council to vote on allowing alcohol sales and consumption inside Reading Cinemas

Posted at 11:37 AM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 03:03:20-05

UPDATE: The Bakersfield city council unanimously approved to NOT allow Reading Cinemas to sell alcohol.

Following the decision, Reading Cinemas said they do not wish to comment.

Those representing Reading Cinemas now has the option to re-apply for the license or move on from the idea entirely.


Tonight, February 15, City Council will consider approving the alcohol permit at Reading Cinemas in Valley Plaza Mall.

Approving this would allow the movie theater to sell alcohol in all 16 auditoriums. Beer, wine and spirits would be allowed at the theater.

City staff recommends the council moving forward with approving the resolution.

The group, “Neighbors for a Safe Valley Plaza," have filed an appeal.

This submission for an alcohol permit comes just a few days after two men were arrested at Valley Plaza with loaded guns.