Skip to comments.No arrest yet in movie theater shooting (“Notorious” screening) Family FUN!
Posted on 01/18/2009 3:45:37 AM PST by Libloather
No arrest yet in movie theater shooting
Saturday, January 17 ( updated 10:35 pm)
By Jason Hardin - Staff Writer
GREENSBORO The shooter who opened fire on a fellow moviegoer in a packed theater lobby remained at large Saturday, while the theater planned to resume showings of the rapper biopic Notorious Sunday.
Hundreds of people flooded out of the Grand 18 cinema next to Four Seasons Town Centre after gunfire broke out just after 9 p.m. Friday.
Clive OConnor , 32, was shot twice in the abdomen after arguing with someone in the theater, police said. His medical condition was not available Saturday. Greensboro police said they had no suspects in the case.
Police and theater officials said it wasnt clear whether the people involved were planning to see the film, which opened Friday. The Grand 18 Four Seasons Station had three showings of Notorious scheduled for 9:30 p.m., although other films were showing around that time as well.
The theater reopened Saturday, but did not screen Notorious, which depicts the life of rapper Notorious B.I.G. who died in 1997 in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles.
We just wanted to assess the situation. We thought that was the most prudent approach to take, said Lisa Burwell , a spokeswoman for Southern Theaters, which owns the Grand 18.
Southern Theaters did not stop showing the film at other cinemas in the chain, and the film was shown Saturday at other locations in Greensboro.
The decision to stop showing Notorious upset some moviegoers, who questioned the assumptions behind the decision.
I think its stereotyping, she said. I think its because its a black movie. If it was another kind of movie, they wouldnt have canceled it.
(Excerpt) Read more at news-record.com ...
Or it could be because shots were fired...
They were there to see Marley and Me.
Obama say ah ain’t gotsta pay for mah ticket, or return the gun ah stoles to take wif me!
Required reading on any articles involving the Greensboro Police department’s ineptness, corruption and criminal element: http://tinyurl.com/99lvao, 68 part series Authored by Jerry Bledsoe.
Link correction: http://greensboro.rhinotimes.com/ Choose left tool bar, “Cops in black and white”.
In Philly, we had a shooting at a Christmas night showing of “Benjamin Button.” Annoyed patron put two shots into some loudmouth who was talking over the picture. Shooter then sat down with his popcorn and resumed watching the flick.
4 people were stabbed in Brooklyn, NY when at fight broke out at the movies. Unfortunately, no one died.
I can’t wait until they get Mitch Johnson into court and he has to explain all his lies.
Following this story from the beginning, it appears that the only mistake Chief Wray made is calling it a Black Book rather than a White Book or an Asian Book or an Hispanic Book or a Person of Color Book.
Life imitates art!
“Notorious D.E.A.D.” would have been more appropriate.
How about “Noticeably F.A.T.”
My wife and I had not gone together to the movies for a long time, simply because there is not that much out there to see. We used to go once every few weeks or once a month, but for the last few years, not much at all.
We did go to see the most recent James Bond movie, and after paying $9.50, had to sit pretty close to the screen.
During the movie, we had three eight year old boys (a guess) sitting in front of us, and they were carrying on the entire time. Not just a little, but fully vocal constant grab-assing, using their cell phones and so on. No parents there. Looking around, I could see other people looking over in their direction, so I was sure it wasn’t me. I thought they would settle in eventually, but they didn’t, so about 15 minutes into the show I pulled my head between them and said quietly and politely “Hey...you kids want to keep it down?”
They looked at me, then did quiet down for about 30 seconds, then began up. It went on for about five minutes, then I stood up and leaned over and said in a fairly loud, gruff adult voice: “Knock it off. If I hear one more peep out of you guys, you are going to be out of here.”
They kept it down. But lo and behold, more loud talking and cellphone usage came from behind me. And again, folks, this wasn’t a little whispering or giggling, this was full normal tone conversation! I looked over and it was what I guessed was two twelve year olds on a date. This went on for a while, and even my wife began looking in their direction.
I got up, walked the five seats over and told them to keep it down!
What the hell is this? It pissed me off completely that I paid $20 to get in and had to put up with this.
But what blew me away was the look on their faces...those two kids seemed completely surprised and baffled that someone would actually tell them to be quiet in a movie theater! I couldn’t figure that out...didn’t they notice there wasn’t a lot of conversation going on?
When we left, my wife said she didn’t want to go back to that theatre. I am certainly not inclined to. I paid a lot of money to have to put up with that crap.
I did that post from flawed memory, I knew it had something to do with the movie though.
And your point is?
Your sign-in date indicates you're not a N00b. You should know what that means by now.
But, for you:
It means that everything prior to it was sarcasm.
Not guilty. (pending picture)
I think it depends on the theater and movie. I went to see “the wrestler” last night and aside from some patrons sniffling, it was quiet until the ending, when people started applauding.
Thanks for the info and you were absolutely correct.
Thanks for the info and you were absolutely correct.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.