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No arrest yet in movie theater shooting (“Notorious” screening) Family FUN!
News & Record ^ | 1/17/09 | Jason Hardin

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 O’Connor , 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 wasn’t 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.

**SNIP**

“I think it’s stereotyping,” she said. “I think it’s because it’s a black movie. If it was another kind of movie, they wouldn’t have canceled it.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: movie; notorious; shooting; theater
“I think it’s because it’s a black movie."

Or it could be because shots were fired...

1 posted on 01/18/2009 3:45:38 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather
Y'all be 'Bama-hatin' Racists!

They were there to see Marley and Me.

/s

2 posted on 01/18/2009 4:18:39 AM PST by ExGeeEye (COTUS 2A should be the USA's ONLY gun law.)
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To: Libloather

Obama say ah ain’t gotsta pay for mah ticket, or return the gun ah stoles to take wif me!


3 posted on 01/18/2009 4:21:33 AM PST by BobbyT
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To: Libloather

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.


4 posted on 01/18/2009 4:26:17 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Libloather

Link correction: http://greensboro.rhinotimes.com/ Choose left tool bar, “Cops in black and white”.


5 posted on 01/18/2009 4:31:37 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Libloather

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.


6 posted on 01/18/2009 5:18:14 AM PST by Norman Conquest (My old man taught me two things: Mind own business, and always cut cards.)
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To: ExGeeEye
"Notorious B.I.G."

That's all he could come up with for a stage name?
7 posted on 01/18/2009 5:31:56 AM PST by NewCenturions
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To: Libloather

4 people were stabbed in Brooklyn, NY when at fight broke out at the movies. Unfortunately, no one died.


8 posted on 01/18/2009 5:55:30 AM PST by diefree
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To: Rebelbase

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.


9 posted on 01/18/2009 6:04:15 AM PST by shaft29 (Just your typical black woman.)
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To: diefree

http://www.popeater.com/article/4-stabbed-during-clubs-party-for/310322?cid=35


10 posted on 01/18/2009 6:07:31 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: Libloather

Life imitates art!


11 posted on 01/18/2009 6:07:44 AM PST by airborne (I know it's just my opinion, but I've worked hard on forming it.)
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To: NewCenturions

“Notorious D.E.A.D.” would have been more appropriate.


12 posted on 01/18/2009 6:09:27 AM PST by airborne (I know it's just my opinion, but I've worked hard on forming it.)
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To: NewCenturions

How about “Noticeably F.A.T.”


13 posted on 01/18/2009 6:33:36 AM PST by SunTzuWu
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To: Norman Conquest; All

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.


14 posted on 01/18/2009 6:46:19 AM PST by rlmorel ("A barrel of monkeys is not fun. In fact, a barrel of monkeys can be quite terrifying!")
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To: STONEWALLS

I did that post from flawed memory, I knew it had something to do with the movie though.


15 posted on 01/18/2009 7:08:27 AM PST by diefree
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To: ExGeeEye

And your point is?


16 posted on 01/18/2009 7:18:24 AM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: SunTzuWu

Posthumous R.I.P.


17 posted on 01/18/2009 9:37:41 AM PST by Norman Conquest (My old man taught me two things: Mind own business, and always cut cards.)
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To: Rappini
Did you see the "/s"?

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.

18 posted on 01/18/2009 9:48:20 AM PST by ExGeeEye (COTUS 2A should be the USA's ONLY gun law.)
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To: Norman Conquest

Not guilty. (pending picture)


19 posted on 01/18/2009 9:49:50 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: rlmorel

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.


20 posted on 01/18/2009 10:02:48 AM PST by chae (I am karmic retribution)
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To: ExGeeEye

Thanks for the info and you were absolutely correct.


21 posted on 01/18/2009 10:31:20 AM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: ExGeeEye

Thanks for the info and you were absolutely correct.


22 posted on 01/18/2009 10:32:15 AM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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