‘Joker’ Long Beach Screening Had “Suspicious” Subject, Audience Self-Evacuates

The ‘Joker’ opening weekend was overwhelming and an audience in a Long Beach theater self-evacuated after observing a person acting suspiciously.
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Reportedly, police rushed to the Regal Edwards theater in Long Beach Towne Centre on Saturday because there were reported distress from the theater, as per Long Beach Post. 

A police spokeswoman from Long Beach named Arantxa Chavarria reported that the people inside the theater went outside because of a “suspicious subject inside.”

“Officers were on scene within a minute of dispatch and discovered patrons had self evacuated due to a suspicious male adult who was wearing a backpack and looking out the crowd near an emergency exit inside the theater,” a statement from the Long Beach Police Department posted in their Facebook page.

“The suspect was detained and was not found in possession of any weapons, however he was taken into custody for an unrelated outstanding warrant,” the LBPD continued.

Apparently, this incident is the second ‘Joker’ movie related happenstance in the region over the weekend. A theater in Huntington beach closed early last Thursday after threats associated with the movie have surfaced.

‘Joker’ grossed roughly a record $93.5 million on its first weekend, allowing it to become the biggest domestic launch in October ever.

The DC super-villain movie starring Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Brett Cullen and Frances Conroy is also the fourth-largest domestic opening for an R-rated film, as per ABC News.

‘Joker’ is currently number 1 in box offices, grossing $234 million across the globe.


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