Tempe Cinemas near McClintock and Elliot Roads (Source: Patty Talahongva)
TEMPE, AZ (CBS5) -
You can bet moviegoers in Tempe were startled when, in the final moments of a film about a plane crash, something fell from the sky into the crowded theater.
"Ceiling tiles just came crashing down on people," said witness Patty Talahongva.
Talahongva, her mom and dozens of other people were at Tempe Cinemas near McClintock and Elliot Roads on Saturday night for the 7:25 p.m. showing of the movie "Flight."
Talahongva said there had been two mop buckets blocking some of the rows in the theater. Someone apparently moved them as the film began and people took those seats. Two hours later on that rainy night, acoustic tiles wet from a leaky roof fell from the ceiling directly above.
"Looks like three tiles fell," Talahongva said while snapping photos of the debris. "People are hurt, they're giving refunds and there's damage from the rain."
A cleaning crew worked until early morning to clean up the mess. It was unclear at the time of publication whether Tempe Cinemas would open that theater Sunday.
Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
Movie Mayhem: Ceiling tiles crash down on AZ moviegoersMore>>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:58:48 GMT
Scottsdale firefighters rescue dog from irrigation ditch
Labor Day proved to be unique opportunity for firefighters from Scottsdale Engine 601. The crew was driving south on Pima Road approaching McDowell Road when they noticed a dog in an irrigation ditch.More >
Labor Day proved to be a unique opportunity for firefighters from Scottsdale Engine 601.More >
For some, it may be hard to believe that nine years have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall and left major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi. Most people will never forget where theyMore >
Friday marks nine years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.More >