Thursday 22 February 2018

Fifty Shades of Grey screening ends in man being glassed, vomiting in the aisles

Christopher Hooten

Fifty Shades of Grey might advocate a little light violence between consenting adults, but a cinema-goer in Glasgow took it a step too far on Valentine's Day, glassing a man over the head during a screening.

Three women were arrested at the Grosvenor cinema on Saturday night, during a particularly rowdy screening which saw people vomiting in the aisles.

It's thought an argument erupted after a man asked a group of women to be quiet. Following the altercation, staff were left to wipe the blood off the seats before the next showing.

The hysteria over EL James' erotic novel has continued onto the big screen, and the film was a huge draw at the box office over Valentine's Day weekend and is surely set to endure as a Hen Do favourite.

"Besides being the worst film I have ever seen, three women were getting arrested and put in a police van when we arrived," 33-year-old Michael Bolton told The Mirror.

"A woman came out the theatre and said that a guy had been glassed. One woman was in handcuffs and another two women were in tears. 

"She said that three or four girls had been very loud and were shouting. The man had asked them to shut up and he was glassed.

"It’s a cinema where you can buy drink. Only in Glasgow are police called to the cinema. This type of behaviour happens at pubs and nightclubs – but you don’t expect that at a cinema.

"The guys at the cinema were tidying up the blood before we were going in. They were wiping down seats before the start of the 8.20pm film."

Whether due to alcohol or the film's dodgy dialogue, there was also vomiting at the screening.

"There were also several incredibly drunk women vomiting in the aisle and corridor and several complaints from the other screen about drunk and rowdy folk," another witness said.

Meanwhile at another cinema in Glasgow, Cineworld on Renfrew Street, staff were searching people's handbags prior to entry to screenings, though it is not known what for.


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