JC Theater Opening Event Draws Criticism

Posted by Warren Krech on May 10, 2013

Some moviegoers are upset about a publicity stunt put on last weekend bythe operators of Jefferson City’s Capitol 8 Theaters.

Moviegoers called police after spotting the supposed gunman following a showing of Iron Man 3. He was actually the member of a costume group dressed as an agent from the movie.

Police aren’t pleased, and say he’s lucky an armed off-duty officer wasn’t in the theater who might have taken on the fake gunman.

Theater managers say the event was planned for some time, but apologized on Facebook Friday, and said they didn’t fully explain the purpose of the costume group to customers. They say security and safety is their number one priority.

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