British-based exhibition chain Vue has pulled gang film “Blue Story” from its theaters after a brawl among dozens of moviegoers – some of them apparently wielding machetes – erupted at a cinema in central England. The fight broke out late Saturday afternoon during a screening of the film at a multiplex in Birmingham, Britain’s second-most-populous […]British Theater Chain Pulls Gang Film ‘Blue Story’ After Mass Brawl — Variety
This is a completely unfathomable decision, not least because – as far as I can acertain from the local news that was just on – the screening the machete-wielding people were attending was not actually Blue Story (and might have been Frozen II); the majority of culprits were young teens (and wouldn’t have been legally allowed into Blue Story) and, you know, Vue has so far refused to issue a statement about any of this so unless you were there you’re probably in the dark. And also, a quick look at #BoycottVue and you’ll get people explaining the racial factor. Which I agree with, because back in 2012 I didn’t see cinemas banning The Dark Knight Rises after people actually died.