Screenings of 'Joker' were cancelled after police received "credible threat" of gun violence.
The Huntington Beach Police Department said in a statement on Thursday that it had received information about a possible threat to the Century Theater. The last 2 showings of the movie were cancelled.
“The police department deemed the threat was credible enough to provide a uniformed presence at the theater. As the investigation continued, our officers worked with the managers of the theater, who determined they would cancel the final two showings of the movie and close the theater out of an abundance of caution. Based on the investigation, and in working with theater management, it was determined that the theater could safely reopen today and resume normal operation.”
“The Huntington Beach Police Department will provide patrols at Century Theater for the rest of this weekend,” the police stated. “We are working in conjunction with the theater’s management as well as mall security to provide a safe environment to the public. This incident is currently under investigation, and no further details will be provided.”
New York and Los Angeles police are deploying officers to theaters screening the film this weekend.