Garbage in cinema – charges filed at last

By | September 18, 2007 9:50 pm PST

Someone has finally been charged for filling cinemas with pure garbage. No, it’s not the distributors filling the multiplexes with the usual post-summer derivative horror film re-makes. I this case it was a group of Australian teenagers rampaging in their local multiplex. This from an article on Australia’s ABC News website:

Eight teenagers have been arrested for allegedly trashing a cinema complex at a Wetherill Park shopping centre in western Sydney.

Police say the group threw seats and garbage bins around in the cinema foyer, and hurled a garbage bin at a female staff member who tried to stop them about 6:00pm on August 31.

They say the teenagers, aged 16 to 18, also threw a number of garbage bins and a lounge from a balcony into a car park seven metres below before leaving the area.

About an hour later, when police had left the scene, the group allegedly caused trouble at the cinema again.

Sadly there is no word on what film they had been watching that might have caused this sort of reaction.

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Patrick was a Senior Analyst at Screen Digest, went on to launch the digital cinema operations of Unique and Deluxe Europe, then digitised Bollywood at Adlabs/RMW, and now writes, consults and appears on panels about cinema all over the world.
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