‘Last Jedi’ fans furious after theater audio interference

A crowd of angry “Star Wars” fans stormed a California AMC cinema after the screening of “The Last Jedi” played without sound for 20 minutes.


Police were called to a California theater Friday to disperse a crowd of moviegoers who became angry if an audio glitch “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in a silent movie.

The irate fans, some dressed as their favorite characters, poured into the lobby of the AMC Burbank 16, scream in the theater room “again!” after the movie the sound cut out shortly after the opening scene, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“Literally the next scene, there were nothing but the muffled vocals. You couldn’t hear what everyone was saying,” Lynly Ehrlich, who filmed the chaos in the lobby, told the Times.

Star Wars at AMC Burbank had no sound.

— Isaias Rodriguez (@ISA1AS3000) December 15, 2017

In the video, people can be heard screaming curses at the staff when they told that the movie will not be re-started because it would throw off the theater, the planning, the time reported.

“That’s when people really, really angry,” Ehrlich said. “It was not more than 10 minutes into the movie and she refused to start, because they said that they had such strict schedules.”

I understand the anger and disappointment, but there were options given. Theatre staff did what they could. This is a first world problem.

— Shoulders-Dealer (@babetotheleft) December 15, 2017

AMC offered refunds in an attempt to calm the crowd, but to no avail, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The local police had to come and disperse the crowd. There was no violence or arrests, the times reported.

Benjamin Brown is a reporter from Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bdbrown473.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular