Some Jerk Pulled The Fire Alarm On 'Star Wars' Opening Night At The Grove
Imagine waiting months to finally watch the latest Star Wars movie—only to have the moment interrupted when some jerk pulls a fire alarm and ruins that moment for you and hundreds of other fans.
Thursday night was the opening night for Star Wars: The Force Awakens—a movie so anticipated that some lined up as early as 12 days in advance—and hundreds were at the The Grove's Pacific Theatres to finally find out [redacted by the Walt Disney Company] and if [redacted by the Walt Disney Company]. That was all put on hold about 20 minutes into the film when a fire alarm went off around 8:10 p.m., prompting an evacuation of the entire theater.
So at the Grove watching Star Wars anddddd our theatre was just evacuated.— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) December 18, 2015
No clue. Two fire engines, doesn't seem like anything major but man there's a lot of pissed off Star Wars fans— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) December 18, 2015
Thankfully it turned out to be nothing, and fans were allowed back in around 8:30, said TMZ. Screenings were restarted, but some of the more frustrated ones opted for refunds. "My kids want to still sit in there but... I don't know," Andrew Gouch told KTLA. "I don't drink—I may start." Gouch purchased tickets two months in advance.
Authorities have no suspects at the moment, but I think we all know who pulled that alarm:
While it turned out to be nothing and fans were able to restart the movie and find out that [redacted by the Walt Disney Company], it was still quite a scene: