Atlantic Moviehouse, New Jersey movie theater Kevin Smith recently agreed to buy a stock, reportedly receiving a threatening call yesterday. Call suggested that if Smith were to proceed with the purchase, the theater would receive bomb threats. The news first came through Ernie O’Donnell, an actor clerks Joe is serving as Smith’s caretaker for the theater, and there is no clear indication yet as to who made the call. Smith himself took the news to social media to ask whether he should take the threats seriously, or to admit that it was a false joke about “how are my movies bombing in Theaters.”
While Smith has a significant fan base, his films have not been without some controversy, especially dogma, The 1999 hit attracted the outrage of the Catholic League, a religious advocacy group, for poking fun at the church. Some Christians also expressed disapproval of the option of electing Alanis Morissette as god.
“I don’t want to alarm you, but we just got a call at the theater,” Smith received in a text message. “The guy asked my manager if Kevin Smith was buying the theater. He said we shouldn’t do that and if we did, there would be a bomb threat. I’ve informed Fred Rast who told us to notify the police. My manager has called the police to report it. Number one is the california number. I’m sure it was some little kids. But I figured you should know. I’ll keep you updated.”
Smith announced his intention to buy the theater – along with his wife Jennifer Schwalbach; investor Jeff Swanton; and Leelu Multiprops, a company that sells movie props, collectables, and celebrity experiences — during a recent episode of Hollywood babel-on, his podcast with Ralph Garman. The theater – which is nearly 100 years old, and has been a staple of Smith’s hometown for most of his life – will be rebranded as Smokecastle Cinemas, and Smith plans to screen films as normal for most of the year. but they also use this space. As the home for speaking events, live shows, film festivals and other Askew-related shindigs.
Fans on social media suggested that Smith should take the threat seriously until it is proven that at which point he can laugh at the whole situation. Going undercover is one thing and protest your own movie on local news; It is another thing when danger can injure someone. Even if the caller was merely suggesting that people could make bomb threats to disrupt theater business, and not actually plant bombs, for that sort of thing. It is not unheard of people getting injured during the evacuation.
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Reference from comicbook.com