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Evacuation at Loews Georgetown Movie Theater Sunday Night

by Prince Of Petworth May 9, 2011 at 10:00 am 32 Comments


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This was a rather strange tweet from @dcfireems Sunday evening:

“Loews Georgetown – 3100 South St (K St) NW – theatre evacuated (poss disturbance) – EMS evalauted several w/ poss inj – MPD investigating”

There were no further updates. A reader happened to be at the theater and writes:

The whole thing was very odd-
At about 9:30 our movie stopped playing and the lights came on. We sat around for a few minutes and an employee came in and said (it was difficult to hear him), “There has been a gun threat in the building, everyone has to evacuate immediately. We got outside and there was a fire truck and 2 ambulances. Because of the large number of people it was difficult to see what was going on. I did see a fireman leave the building at one point and my friend said she saw a couple of stretchers but couldn’t tell if there were people on them.

After a while they let us back in to finish the movie. There weren’t any announcements or anything. After the movie I asked a woman at the ticket booth what happened and she knew less than I did, then I asked the man at the customer service counter and he said he couldn’t say but that we could use our ticket stubs at any Loews theater in the area to see a free movie.

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