Movie theaters aren’t always the safest of places. People bump into one another, sit a little too close, kick seats, check cell phones too often and folks tend to get irritable. On the heels of a stabbing at Comic-Con International in San Diego last week, Ranker put together a list of the 10 most violent movie theater attacks.
The Comic-Con incident placed No. 5. From the post:
Though technically not a movie theater, but a convention hall where they show movies, a dude wearing a Harry Potter shirt stabbed another guy in the face with a pen over a seat for… wait for it… the movie “Paul”, a film starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost that isn’t even directed by Edgar Wright.
Hall H at the 2010 Comic Con International Convention was supposed to be for a panel featuring actor Seth Rogen discussing the science-fiction comedy “Paul,” but instead it became residence for some nerd evil.
Showing once again that deodorant would solve almost ANY social problem, the two males got into a dispute about sitting too close to each other and one guy finally stabbed the other one on the side of his eye with a pen. That’s one way to clear some space.
The victim was taken to the hospital with a minor cut while the attacker was arrested and booked for assault with a deadly weapon. Yeah, you read that right. Deadly.
Click on the link below for the full list. What’s the closest you ever came to blows (in either sense of the word) in the theater?