There was Reportedly a Bomb Scare Yesterday at the Sunshine Cinema [Updated]
If you were courageous enough to head into the soupy atmosphere yesterday, you may have noticed the substantial police presence outside the Sunshine Cinema. Counter terrorist cops (“strategic response group”) were crawling, bomb-sniffing dogs on the hunt, leaving East Houston cordoned off.
Unconfirmed word on the street is that someone called in a bomb threat at around 4pm. Hence the response.
Our tipster theorizes that this was an elaborate stunt tied to the movie, Tickled, currently playing at the theater. That the “guy exposed in the film” is the one who called. Seriously, though, no further info on the incident.
We reached out to the 5th Precinct for further comment on the incident, but have yet to hear anything.
Update: one movie goer shared her experience with us…
The policemen who evacuated us were a riot. All of a sudden; the film stops, the lights go up and about 20 policemen come in all smiling and laughing. I told them, I’d never been through something like this before and a cop responded, It wasn’t a credible threat but they had to do their job. They also searched all rows of seats with flashlights. But outside we were all still in our “Indignation” group trying to find people who knew the ending but some people got very upset and shushed us saying that they didn’t want to know the ending.