Ryan Reynolds helps out Utah cinema in 'Deadpool' trouble
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Actor Ryan Reynolds is backing a Salt Lake City movie theater in hot water with Utah liquor authorities for serving drinks during a screening of his movie "Deadpool."
The star tweeted about the situation on Sunday, writing "Thank god, they've found a way to legislate fun." He also donated $5,000 to a fundraising website set up to help the theater called Brewvies pay its legal bills.
A representative for Reynolds confirmed the donation and that the tweet came from the actor.
Brewvies is facing a possible fine of up to $25,000 and could lose its liquor license. Undercover investigators cited the theater under a law that's generally used at strip clubs but also bans serving alcohol during films with simulated sex or full-frontal nudity.
The theater is challenging the citation in court.
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