Batman strikes again: 800 people evacuated from Batman showing in Mexico
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – More than 800 people were evacuated from a cinema in central west Mexico during the midnight premiere of the latest Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” after a fire started in a trash bin.
The incident in Zapopan earlier today comes exactly a week after James Holmes went on a shooting rampage during the same film in a cinema in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 moviegoers and injuring at least 58.
An hour into the special midnight screening of the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, a dumpster located on the third floor of a shopping mall burst into flames, sending smoke billowing into the packed cinema halls, Milenio reported.
Some of the moviegoers thought the smoke alarms were sound effects in the movie.
No one was reported injured.
The screening was held exactly a week after last week’s shooting, which was the deadliest in Colorado since the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. It was the worst mass shooting in the United States in several years.
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