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Article posted Oct 30 2011, 7:12 PM Category: Economy Source: Washington Examiner Print

DC proposing tax on movie concessions


Moviegoers could soon be spending even more for their popcorn and soda in the District if Mayor Vincent Gray wins his push for a 5 percent tax on movie theater concessions as part of an effort to build the first movieplex east of the Anacostia River. Most theaters in the District are charging $11 per ticket, and concessions can easily surpass that outlay. Popcorn and soda cost about $5 each, and the city's 6 percent sales tax already applies. Theaters also must collect an additional 10 percent tax on alcoholic beverages sold.

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Posted: Oct 31 2011, 5:17 PM

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109123 Yeah, THAT'LL work. I mean, it's not like you can stay home, watch or download the movie online, and throw a bag of popcorn in the microwave...


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