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There was really no drama at Batman film
3:14pm Wednesday 1st August 2012 in Read
SIR – I was at the showing of the newly released Batman film that featured in one of your stories ‘Outrage at city cinema’ (Worcester News , July 24).
I would like to complain.
At 6pm on Friday, July 20, Batman: Rise of the Dark Knight was shown at the Vue cinema in screen one.
I attended this showing and at no point was the crowd visibly uncomfortable because of the presence of staff.
On entrance to the screening it was obvious that all staff had been requested to dress up as characters from the Batman comics and films as a part of their role as staff.
The specific member of staff dressed as Bane was taking part in the process of checking tickets before the film began, meaning that the majority of people attending the screening would have been aware of him and the fact that he was a member of staff.
I don’t think the fact that one or two individuals complained about a minor part of someone’s job description warrants an attack on a local cinema and staff that works hard to ensure that the people of Worcester enjoy any film when it is released.
The killer related to the incident in Colorado was not dressed as Bane, but was wearing a gas mask (not at all similar) and at no point was there any fuss or sign of public discomfort during the viewing in Worcester.
If anything, the majority of people appeared to have enjoyed the film and it was no different to any other experience I have had at Vue cinema in Worceter.
The staff at the Worcester cinema are hard working people who I have never had any issue with.