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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