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Utah Movie Theater Fined for Showing 'The Hangover Part II'


SALT LAKE CITY (The Blaze/AP) — A Utah movie theater has been fined more than $1,600 for showing "The Hangover Part II" while serving alcohol to patrons.

The state's liquor board says Salt Lake City's Brewvies theater falls under the same laws that govern strip clubs, which are prohibited from having fully nude dancing if they serve alcohol.

The board says the fine was warranted because of explicit scenes in the movie showing female, male and transvestite nudity. Other scenes that violated state law included a monkey simulating a sex act.

Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Director Francine Giani (jee-AH'-nee) says she will recommend fines be lowered for future offenses. Currently, repeat offenders may be fined up to $25,000, and could lose their liquor license for up to 10 days.

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