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  • Man sues date for texting during 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2'

    May 17, 2017 12:37 PM

    ROUND ROCK, Texas - A Texas man is suing a woman he went on a date with for the price of a movie ticket after he says she texted through the film and left him at the theater. Brandon Vezmar filed the claim for $17.31 last week. The 37-year-old tells... more »
  • Disney sets May 2019 release date for new 'Star Wars' film

    April 25, 2017 2:54 PM

    LOS ANGELES - "Star Wars: Episode IX" is coming to theaters on May 24, 2019. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced the summer date for the Colin Trevorrow-directed "Star Wars," as well as release dates for "Indiana Jones" and the live-action "Lion King." The fifth "Indiana Jones" film is... more »
  • 'Willy Wonka,' 'Blazing Saddles' in theaters this weekend

    September 1, 2016 2:21 PM

    LOS ANGELES - AMC Theaters nationwide are bringing a few of Gene Wilder's most beloved films back to theaters this weekend. The theater chain announced Thursday that audiences can catch "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Blazing Saddles" this Saturday and Sunday evening at 55 participating AMC locations. Wilder... more »
  • Germany: suspect in cinema incident dead, no others injured

    June 23, 2016 10:57 AM

    BERLIN - Police say a man has been shot dead after entering a movie theater in southwestern Germany, apparently with a weapon. They say they believe that no one else was injured in the incident. Police spokesman Bernd Hochstaedter said authorities were told early Thursday afternoon that an armed man... more »
  • Movie theater metal detector mandate fails to win support Play Video

    April 27, 2016 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A bill requiring metal detectors in Louisiana movie theaters failed in committee Wednesday at the Capitol. It aimed at curbing tragedies similar to the 2015 Lafayette theater shooting where two women died. Theater employees wielding hand-held metal detectors would have been required to check every movie-goer for weapons.... more »
  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' comes to home video in April

    March 3, 2016 4:34 PM

    LOS ANGELES - In just a few weeks, you won't have to travel to a galaxy - or a theater - far, far away to see "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The blockbuster is set to be released on home video next month. It will be available for purchase On... more »
  • Report details strange encounter with Lafayette theater shooter

    January 13, 2016 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A report released by police in Louisiana into a theater shooting last summer that killed two people describes the various encounters people had with the shooter. Some parts of the 589 pages of documents released Wednesday were redacted but they still provide a revealing look at... more »
  • Lafayette theater reopens after mass shooting Play Video

    November 19, 2015 11:31 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A small crowd gathered to pay their respects to those who died or were injured in a theater shooting here as the theater reopened Thursday night. "I'm happy to see the doors of this theater reopen. It proves that we didn't just surrender to these types of... more »
  • Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet breaks a telecast record

    October 16, 2015 6:46 PM

    NEW YORK - Benedict Cumberbatch, who recently begged fans not to film him playing the lead in "Hamlet," has broken a record while being filmed playing the lead in "Hamlet." More than 225,000 viewers watched Cumberbatch tackle the melancholy prince of Denmark at movie theaters around the world on Thursday... more »
  • Events being shuffled for sudden LSU home game

    October 8, 2015 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As goes LSU, so goes much of Baton Rouge. Many different events happening around the campus and the city Saturday either had to cancel their plans or shuffle times around after the university announced they would host the Tigers' game against the University of South Carolina... more »
  • Judge formally sentences James Holmes to life

    August 26, 2015 12:57 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Colorado theater shooter James Holmes has been formally sentenced to life in prison. Judge Carlos Samour Jr. had no other option after a split jury decided the sentence earlier this month. A death sentence required a unanimous jury verdict. Samour sentenced Holmes Wednesday after two days of... more »
  • John Schneider set to take down Broadmoor Theater sign Play Video

    August 12, 2015 8:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Broadmoor Theater sign is set to come down on Wednesday. The theater is being demolished to make room for additional parking for a nearby shopping center. Former “Dukes of Hazzard” star, John Schneider, is taking the sign to John Schneider Studios in Livingston Parish where... more »
  • Colorado theater shooter Holmes gets life in prison

    August 7, 2015 7:29 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Colorado theater shooter James Holmes has been sentenced to life after a jury failed to agree on a death penalty. The jurors returned the sentence Friday. The same jury had rejected his insanity defense, finding Holmes capable of understanding right from wrong when he murdered 12... more »
  • Old movie theater hit with wrecking ball Play Video

    August 3, 2015 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews have been working for nearly three weeks to tear down Cinemark's 10-screen Tinseltown theater. It has been vacant since it closed in 2007. Monday, about half of the theater was gone. Among the already demolished areas was the iconic Tinseltown sign. People have mixed... more »
  • After Lafayette shooting, Schumers call for more gun control

    August 3, 2015 11:37 AM

    NEW YORK - Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with New York Sen. Charles Schumer to call for tighter gun control. She joined the senator Monday as he unveiled a three-part plan that would make it harder for violent criminals and the mentally ill to obtain... more »
  • Judge says she did not involuntarily commit theater gunman

    July 27, 2015 6:09 PM

    CARROLLTON, Ga. - A judge in Georgia is correcting the record about a mental health evaluation of the man who killed two people and himself inside a Louisiana movie theater last week. The family of John Russell Houser obtained a protective order against him in 2008 after their lawyer... more »
  • Colorado jury asked about Louisiana movie attack

    July 27, 2015 11:55 AM

    CENTENNIAL - Jurors deciding whether Colorado theater shooter James Holmes should be sentenced to death or life in prison are being questioned about whether the deadly theater shooting last week in Louisiana might influence them. Holmes' lawyers asked Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. on Monday to poll jurors about whether... more »
  • Police increase security at Slidell Grand Theatre

    July 24, 2015 3:03 PM

    SLIDELL - Police in Slidell announced they will increase security at their city's Grand Theatre after a deadly shooting at another Grand in Lafayette. Louisiana State Police said 59-year-old John Houser shot and killed two women and injured nine other moviegoers Thursday night at the Lafayette Grand Theatre. ... more »
  • Jindal suspends presidential campaign after shooting

    July 24, 2015 1:01 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Governor Bobby Jindal said he is suspending his presidential campaign activities in the wake of a deadly shooting at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette. Jindal made the announcement while appearing on Fox and Friends. He did not say how long he would remain off the campaign trail.... more »
  • Artist, student killed in Lafayette theater shooting

    July 24, 2015 10:30 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Louisiana State Police released the names of two women killed in a shooting at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette overnight. LSP said 21-year-old Mayci Breaux of Franklin died at the scene, while 33-year-old Jillian Johnson of Lafayette died from her injuries at a local hospital. According... more »
  • Penalty phase for Colorado theater shooter begins Wednesday

    July 22, 2015 8:03 AM

    CENTENNIAL, CO.- The penalty phase begins today in the trial of Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes, who was convicted earlier this month of killing 12 people and wounding 70 others. Jurors quickly rejected Holmes' claim that he was legally insane when he opened fire in Aurora, Colorado in July... more »
  • John Schneider preserving parts of Broadmoor Theatre

    July 20, 2015 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Actor John Schneider and a team of movers started work Monday to preserve a part of Baton Rouge's movie history. Schneider, best known as Bo Duke from "The Dukes of Hazzard," and his production studio are saving parts of the Boardmoor Theatre from being destroyed when... more »
  • Runnels Theater Department: "Annie Jr." Play Video

    June 22, 2015 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Runnels Theater Department's summer camp production of "Annie Jr." will be presented on Friday, June 26th in the Gladys Hague Runnels Theatre. The cast is made up of 48 campers who have participated in rehearsals for the past week. Annie is played by 7-year-old Gibson Guay.... more »
  • 2 shot in movie theater in Midtown Atlanta

    December 24, 2014 2:06 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - Atlanta police are investigating a shooting inside a movie theater in the city's Midtown neighborhood that left two people hospitalized in stable condition. Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee said in an email that a group of people were attending a movie release party at the Midtown Art... more »
  • Theater shooting lawyers in court to discuss video

    July 22, 2014 2:13 AM

    CENTENNIAL, CO - Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are returning to court to discuss whether a doctor should be allowed to videotape the second sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes. At a two-day hearing that starts Tuesday, prosecutors and the defense are also scheduled to discuss defense motions... more »

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