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Cinema boss has to calm down boozy Fifty Shades audience

Radio City's Leanne Campbell told listeners about the cinema audience Photo: Liverpool Echo

A shocked cinema boss had to intervene twice to calm down unruly women at a Fifty Shades Freed screening - before the film had even started.

The manager had to plead with the mainly female audience, some of whom had brought their own booze into the Liverpool cinema and were getting increasingly rowdy.

Radio City’s Leanne Campbell told her breakfast show listeners this morning that when she went to see the film with friends recently - at an unspecified local cinema - the house lights were brought up twice before the film even began.

The audience was then lectured to by a distraught cinema boss who said he was at the end of his tether because of the behaviour by some women and he was not going to put up with it any longer.

He then accused one woman of bringing her own booze into the screening, which he said had been spotted on CCTV.

Leanne said the manager’s face was “beetroot” and he was “storming up and down the aisle”.

Fifty Shades Freed - the third and final instalment of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie franchise - has garnered almost universally negative reviews since it was released in time for Valentine’s Day.

Leanne herself was not impressed, tweeting to her 39,000 followers on Twitter: “I could have written something racier on the back of an arl (sic) opened envelope.”