BURBANK (CBSLA) — “Star Wars” fans at a Burbank theater went to the Dark Side when a screening of “The Last Jedi” played without sound for 20 minutes.

Moviegoers were ready to stage a new rebellion when an AMC Theater in Burbank either could not or would not restart the 10 p.m. showing of the film.

An angry stream of fans, some in Jedi costume, stormed the lobby, screaming and yelling, over the lack of sound.

Many ticketholders pointed out that they bought their tickets months in advance.

Burbank police were called to the theater at about 10:21 p.m. to disperse “an unruly crowd.”

The theater offered refunds or to move ticketholders to a non-IMAX screening, or to return Friday for another screening.

Comments (42)
  1. Steve Bauer says:

    Where’s Triumph when you need him?

    1. d0ct0rj says:

      He wouldn’t waste his time over such nonsense…

  2. Gary O'Neal says:

    I guess when you only venture out of your mom’s basement once a year for the new Star Wars movie you lose some of the social graces that civilization upon which society hangs.

  3. Damn Russians again! We need a special investigation!

  4. I’m surprised they didn’t move out into the parking lot and start turning over and burning cars and beating up innocent people!

    1. Samuel Green says:

      I think you’re confusing these spoiled brat Californians, with Black Lives Matter hooligans..

      1. Exactly. These Star Wars geeks are a far cry from the violent thugs of Black LIES Matter. BLM is a bunch of racist cop-haters also known as Klan With a Tan.

  5. fallujahff says:

    They didn’t miss much. The film was….not good.

  6. Dan Meyers says:

    Lil’ Snowflakes didn’t get Hillary and now they get this!!?? I also heard the OS 11.0 update was not up to par. Are they going to be OK? The greatest generation was winning our freedom fighting back Nazis and Nippon and this is what we have now?

    1. R. Lee Brown says:

      Leave it to a blinders-on Trump supporter to paint a problem at a movie theater as political and blame the other side, without having any facts or logic. Much like your CIC.

  7. Brought to you by the technicians at DRIVER-LESS CARS, LLC, and AI ROBOTS INC…..

  8. Maybe this was the silent version with ebonics subtitles?

  9. I WANT MY MAYPO. Look it up. I want my Star Wars!!!

  10. Mark Tate says:

    Poor babies.We had to try several speaker poles that would work at the drive-in that would work.If you throwed a tandrum then you got an ass whooping!

  11. Poor, misunderstanding, impatient, loser geeks.

  12. Uncivilized Millennial Snowflakes. Thanks for showing that the stereotype of you is true!

  13. Margie James says:

    Quit watching after “Return of the Jedi.” What’s the point?

  14. nothing sends shivers down my spine like the thought of a lobby full of angry nerds…going to be a lot of crying in parents basements!

  15. This is the saga that never ends
    Yes, it goes on and on my friend
    Some people started watching it not knowing what it was
    And they’ll continue watching it forever just because
    This is the saga that never ends ……

  16. Jack Pod says:

    Just surround the theater and hold the crazies until the men in white suits can come to haul the trash away.

  17. With the transition to digital projection, the encrypted DCP files can only be started at specified times and the decryption key only works on one individual projector, so it would have been impossible for them to restart that presentation. Had the content been film, a skilled projectionist could have restarted it within a few minutes. But a skilled projectionist wouldn’t have let the presentation start without sound in the first place, so there’s that. With 19 years on the job, showing tens of thousands of presentations in that time, I maybe lost somewhere around 10 presentations due to equipment malfunctions.

  18. Liberal Star Wars geeks …. LOSERS!

  19. Pete Dosado says:

    Posers in costumes are a good reason to wait for the dvd to enjoy at home!

  20. Roy Barnes says:

    These fans are supposed to be so ‘advanced’ and in ‘the force’ yet throw tantrums like petulant 2 year olds. What a joke.

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