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Lexington Movie Tavern employee indicted on arson charge

Movie Tavern is just that: a first-run movie theater that boasts a full bar and food.
Movie Tavern is just that: a first-run movie theater that boasts a full bar and food.

An employee of the Lexington Movie Tavern has been indicted on an arson charge in connection with a fire in the theater manager's office.

Stephanie Renee Robinson was indicted Tuesday by a Fayette County grand jury on a charge of first-degree arson.

Robinson, 34, told police that she used a napkin to set a fire near "some electrical components" underneath a Formica countertop on April 12, according to a uniform citation by the Lexington Fire Investigation Bureau.

The fire caused more than $50,000 damage, according to the citation filed earlier this year in Fayette District Court.

Movie-goers and Robinson's co-workers were in the theater at the time, the citation states.

Robinson, who is free on bond, is scheduled to be arraigned in Fayette Circuit Court on July 12.

Robinson identified herself as the theater's manager in a March 2012 Herald-Leader article.

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