Coming soon to the Roxie Theater: BEER

If you’re lucky, you’ve been to one of the handful of events over the years where our beloved Roxie obtains a temporary permit and serves beer. Friday before last we had an absolute blast at an epic screening of Skatetown USA — the audience went ape for Patrick Swayze’s big-screen debut, while drinking canned microbrews furnished by 21st Amendment. A couple months before that was Uptown Almanac’s Locally Sourced Pop-Up Comedy Night, featuring a ton of local comics and free Pabsts.

Well now we’re all gonna be lucky, for it looks like the owners of the Roxie have applied for a permit to sell beer ALL THE TIME. This is the most civilized news I’ve heard all year. Can’t wait to party!

Now let’s all slam a beer and watch a youthful Patrick Swayze light up the roller rink:

(Thanks again, Sunny!)

4 Responses to “Coming soon to the Roxie Theater: BEER”

  1. Casey says:

    Awesome handwriting!

  2. MrEricSir says:

    This is EXACTLY what the Red Vic should have done.

  3. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:


  4. Brian says:

    The Red Vic did apply for such a license several years ago, but were ultimately denied. Then Robert Redford’s company was able to get one approved when taking over the Kabuki.