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Movie bars find that a drink or two can help

As the screen lovers raise their glasses in a toast, so does just about everyone in the audience. Wooroo! Such synchronized celebrations take place nightly at a growing number of movie bars in the South and Northeast, where patrons may chase a good flick—or drown a bad one—with beer, wine or cocktails. Seated in executive-style leather swivel chairs ranged around butcher-block cocktail tables, customers have only to beckon a waitress for refills or to order sandwiches. They manage thus to combine the comforts of home with...

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