Like a herd of wildebeests stampeding a doomed cartoon lion, about 100 teenagers staged a riot at a Florida movie theater on Valentine’s Day after being denied tickets to Fifty Shades of Grey. At least this time no one was killed or stabbed, but the ruckus did result in a 9:00 PM curfew for unaccompanied minors.
According to the calls placed by the theater supervisor to the police, the teens were under the age of admission for the racy R-rated movie, and every other movie that was rated PG-13 and under was sold out. Not quite old enough to grasp the concept of life being beyond their control, the jilted youths banded together and rushed the theater, spilling in against the wishes of movie theater employees and mall security, who apparently proved to be useless. The paying customers were also imprisoned in their seats while all of this was going on:
“There’s a bunch of — about 35 teenagers running in and out of the movie threatening people. … There’s no control here,” reported one ticket holder to the police while still in the theater. “They were saying, ‘Shut the f— up, or I’m going to kill you.’ … I’m trying to get out, and I don’t feel comfortable leaving the theater.”
Wow, Florida teenagers are intense. Police eventually arrived and made one arrest. As for the 9:00 PM curfew, which applied not just to the movie theater but the mall surrounding the theater, that went into effect immediately. So any teenagers who want to see Fifty Shades of Grey will have to do so with their parents, as God intended.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter