Under a rule that appears to only apply to Seattle's Central Cinema---among all the places that serve liquor around the state---minors are allowed at "a cinema with a dinner theatre venue," but only in areas where alcohol isn't allowed---a provision that could kill Central Cinema, which has a single room for dining and watching movies.

"It seems that the Central Cinema poses no more threat to minors than many other restaurants and dinner theaters where families are allowed," the city council and Mayor Mike McGinn wrote in a letter to the liquor board. "In fact, we understand that if the Central Cinema were offering live music, or large TV screens, or no entertainment, instead of movies, it would be fully lawful; it is simply the presence of the movie screen that invokes the prohibition" of minors.

The letter asks the liquor board to change the rule, and to stop enforcing the rule while it's considering the changes.
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