Moviegoer Releases Live Bat During Screening of 'The Batman'

The Batman opened this past weekend in theaters, for a huge win. Bringing in more than $128 million. But it also brought in a real bat! Someone who went to see the movie in a theater in Austin, Texas, thought it would be funny, as a prank, to let loose a real live bat. SMH.

Annelise Holyoak, a spokesperson at Cinépolis, confirmed the news with CBS Austin and said the moviegoer was pulling a prank and not trying to actively harm anyone.

“Local animal control was immediately contacted, and they have been overseeing the situation to ensure guest, associate and animal safety,” Holyoak said in a statement. “To ensure a prank like this does not again occur, we’ve added additional security and are checking all bags upon guest entry.”

Moviegoers in attendance at “The Batman” screening were offered full refunds because of the prank. The theater said that the majority of viewers in attendance decided to stay and finish the film with the bat still in the theater.


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