A screening of Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” was interrupted on opening night when a moviegoer released a live bat at the Cinema hall.
A Moviegoer brought a live bat to theater during the screening of ‘The Batman’ at the Moviehouse & Eatery by Cinépolis in Austin, Texas. This incident forced the theater staff to pause the movie. It was the opening night of the movie and a video of the incident was posted on Twitter by people who went to the theater to watch DC’s The Batman directed by Matt Reeves.
Annelise Holyoak, a spokesperson at Cinépolis, confirmed the news with CBS Austin and revealed that the moviegoer was pulling a prank and was not trying to harm anyone.
Local animal control was immediately contacted, and they have been overseeing the situation to ensure guest, associate and animal safety.
To ensure a prank like this does not again occur, we’ve added additional security and are checking all bags upon guest entry.
All the viewers who attended the screening were offered full refunds because of the prank. The theater said that the majority of viewers in attendance decided to stay and finish the film with the bat still in the theater.
‘The Batman’ is doing really good at the box office with a $134 million domesticaly in the opening weekend, above original estimates of $128.5 million. Those ticket sales rank as the best opening of 2022, as well as only the second pandemic-era movie to cross the $100 million mark in a single weekend following “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Internationally, the movie has earned over $120 million from 74 overseas market for a total global haul of $254 million after its first weekend in release.
The Batman directed by Matt Reeves starring Robert Pattinson along with the casts like Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Wright, and Andy Serkis is now playing at the theaters near you.
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