Cineworld cancels Blue Story screenings at one cinema after weekend stabbing – The News


 Cineworld has cancelled screenings of the controversial gang film Blue Story after a weekend stabbing at one of the chain’s cinemas  Five showings at the Cornerhouse complex in Nottingham have been scrapped following the violence there on Sunday night  It is just a temporary move as Blue Story showings are listed for later in the week, NottinghamshireLive reported  Police said a 20-year-old man needed treatment in hospital for what were described as non life-threatening injuries, but was later discharged  A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after the incident in the city centre  The boy and a 23-year-old man were also both arrested on suspicion of having a bladed article, said police  The incident comes after a series of disturbances at cinemas around the country which led to two chains, Vue and Showcase, temporarily halting screenings of the movie Blue Story  The film takes an unflinching look at life for youngsters caught up in gang violence in London  Both chains restored showings of the film at the end of November, after originally stopping screenings following the series of incidents, which cinema operators had linked to the movie  The decision to halt showings came after several outbreaks of disorder culminated in a serious disturbance at the Birmingham Star City multiplex on November 23  The trouble left seven police officers injured, amid reports of a group of youths armed with machetes  Vue said that during the first 24 hours of Blue Story screenings, the firm recorded 25 incidents, which they said were significant and directly related, in 16 cinemas Read More Top news stories from Mirror Online  These were documented with CCTV footage, police call logs, and detailed incident reports to security or medical authorities, and in a dozen of those incidents the police had to be called  The Nottingham cinema had been showing the Rapman-directed movie around the time the stabbing was reported, but the incident has not been linked to the showing with police describing it as “isolated”  Superintendent Ross Cooke, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our officers have acted quickly to establish the circumstances around this incident leading to two arrests and the recovery of a knife  “Isolated incidents such as this are incredibly serious and as a force we are committed to ensuring that appropriate action is taken to keep people safe and bring to justice those responsible ”

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