Jones Theatres in Shawnee has yet to make a decision on whether or not they will sell alcoholic beverages in their theaters, Owner Ronny Jones said.

Jones Theatres in Shawnee has yet to make a decision on whether or not they will sell alcoholic beverages in their theaters, Owner Ronny Jones said.

“We have no plans at this time but want the opportunity to do so if we make that decision,” Jones said. “We are in favor of theaters having the opportunity just like any other restaurant in our town. Alcohol is permitted at virtually all entertainment venues in Oklahoma, including sports arenas, bowling alleys, and child-friendly venues such as Chuck E. Cheese’s and Dave & Busters.”

Last Tuesday, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed into law a bill that allows the sale of alcohol in movie theaters.

Theater Owners of Mid-America was pleased with the leadership of state Reps. Katie Henke and Cory Williams and Sen. David Holt, who sponsored HB 2186.

With the passing of HB 2186, theaters are able to apply for a license to sell low-point beer within 90 days. The earliest date theaters could sell wine, full-strength beer and mixed beverages is Oct 1, 2018.