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Gang film pulled by cinema chain after machete brawl at complex

Gang film pulled by cinema chain after machete brawl at complex”

The film's director Andrew Onwubolu, also known as Rapman, said Blue Story was "about love not violence" and that he hoped the blame for the disorder was "placed with the individuals and not an indictment of the film itself".

Meanwhile there was major congestion in the area as Star City was locked down and police cars filled the area near the M6 in the north east of Birmingham.

Blue Story, released on Friday, tells the story of a violent street rivalry in south London.

The decision, which was criticised by some as an overreaction, came after a disturbance involving up to 100 youngsters at the Star City leisure complex on Saturday night. We remain in discussions with the distributor with regards to the possibility of re-introducing the film in due course.

Rachael Allison told the PA news agency: "The police told everyone to leave the cinema as they held Taser guns in their hands and started to bring in guard dogs".

Several people have been arrested after a mass brawl broke out at a cinema in Birmingham.

"We apologise for any inconvenience but guest safety remains our top priority".

Those arrested include a girl aged 13, another girl and a boy both aged 14 and a 19-year-old man.

Officers used a dispersal order to clear the area, while the cinema management made the decision to close for the evening.

"We've also recovered two machetes and a knife, and it's clear that some of those who went to Star City last night were intent on causing trouble".

The brawl took place on the opening night of a movie about warring gangs, called Blue Story, however it was unclear whether the fight broke out at the same time as the movie was screening, the Guardian reports.

"We're aware of a number of images and videos circulating on social media which appear to show those involved in last night's violence. It's an important film from one of the UK's most exciting new filmmakers which we're proud to be part of".

The film's distributor, Paramount Pictures, said it was "saddened" by events at Star City, but that it thinks Blue Story is "an important film" that has had "incredibly positive reaction and fantastic reviews".

West Midlands Police said that they did not recommend the film was removed.

The hurt police officers suffered minor facial injuries.

Chief Superintendent Graham said: "We've made no recommendations to Vue at all".

It is understood that children and families had been queuing to watch Frozen 2 in the cinema when the fight broke out.



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