Every now and then I get asked why I never go to the movies anymore. I honestly can’t remember the last time I was in a theatre, but I want to say it was all the way back in 2002. The answer I generally give people is that most movies suck and aren’t worth my time or the $35 it costs to get in anymore, but now I can add another argument to my side of things, that being thatI’d rather not be stabbed in the neck with a meat thermometer for complaining about somebody talking on a cell phone.
Seriously, a meat thermometer? There are actually folks out there who think to themselves “Ok, I’ve got a big night out to prepare for. Better grab the meat thermometer just in case any shit goes down.”?
The incident occurred two weeks ago at the Cinemark 22 theater, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The theater was packed for a 9 p.m. Saturday screening of the Martin Scorsese film when the moviegoer complained about a woman near him using a cellphone.
The woman and two men with her left the theater. But sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said two men returned a few minutes later and stabbed the victim.
“It was a vicious and cowardly attack,” Whitmore said. The victim, who was not identified, was hospitalized with serious wounds.
Two moviegoers who came to the victim’s aid were also hurt during the fight, officials said.