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Black Panther screening halted after an ‘extremely intoxicated’ woman yells a racial slur

Police in New Jersey say a movie theatre had to halt a showing of Black Panther after a woman yelled a racial slur, upsetting the rest of the audience.

hollywood Updated: Feb 21, 2018 18:50 IST
Mari Copeny, third from left, watches a free screening of the film Black Panther with more than 150 children, after she raised $16,000 to provide free tickets in an entire theatre.
Mari Copeny, third from left, watches a free screening of the film Black Panther with more than 150 children, after she raised $16,000 to provide free tickets in an entire theatre.(AP)

Police in New Jersey say a movie theatre had to halt a showing of Black Panther after a woman yelled a racial slur, upsetting the rest of the audience.

Sparta Police Lt. John Lamon said Tuesday the woman was “extremely intoxicated” and was not yelling at anyone in particular. NJ.com reports police did not file charges, as only one person at the Sunday showing could identify the woman who yelled the slur.

Police say the witness declined to sign a complaint.

Lamon says the woman was banned from the theatre, and the rest of the audience was given vouchers to return at another time to see the film.

Black Panther broke box office records when it opened this weekend with over $400 million in ticket sales, including Rs 25 crore in India.

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