UPDATED, 8:50 PM: According to social media reports, moviegoers who were evacuated from Pacific Theatres at the Grove were allowed back in, and theater officials started the film over:
PREVIOUSLY, 8:39 PM: There were some tense moments tonight at the Grove in Los Angeles as the Fire Department evacuated a theater that was showing Star Wars: The Force Awakens. An LAFD spokesman tells Deadline multiple fire trucks responded to an alarm at about 8:10 PM and firefighters cleared the theater. They soon determined that it was a false alarm — someone apparently pulled a fire alarm — and was there was no danger to the public. The trucks have left the scene, but there’s no word about whether the screening has continued.
Early reports about the incident came via Twitter from Jay Glazer, a longtime contributor to NFL on Fox and senior writer for FoxSports.com:
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