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Nottingham Cineworld temporarily cancels 'Blue Story' film after stabbing

Cineworld in Nottingham has temporarily cancelled screenings of the film Blue Story after a stabbing at the cinema on Sunday evening (December 1) Credit: BPM Media

Cineworld in Nottingham has temporarily cancelled screenings of the film Blue Story after a stabbing at the cinema on Sunday evening (December 1).

The cinema is still open, but a spokesperson for Cineworld has confirmed that screens nine to 14 were closed because of police investigations, and some films have been moved around as a result.

All screenings of Blue Story set to be shown today - apart from one that starts at 8:45pm - have also been removed from the Cineworld Nottingham website.

This temporary cancellation - as there are showings of the film listed for later this week - comes after officers were called at 8.17pm yesterday evening (Sunday, 1 December) to the venue in the city centre after reports of a fight.

A 20-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries that weren't thought to be life-threatening. He's now been released from hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

A 16-year-old boy and a 23-year-old man have been arrested.

The 16-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article and causing grievous bodily harm, and the 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article.

This comes after Blue Story was withdrawn - and later reinstated - by cinema chain Vue Cinemas after seven police officers were injured after a mass brawl at Star City in Birmingham. Showcase Cinemas has also reinstated the film.

A spokeswoman for the Cornerhouse - where the Cineworld in Nottingham is based - said: "We are aware of an isolated incident that took place at Cineworld last night and are currently supporting the police and Cineworld with their inquiries. We will be open and operating as normal today."

“Our officers have acted quickly to establish the circumstances around this incident leading to two arrests and the recovery of a knife."

“Isolated incidents such as this are incredibly serious and as a force we are committed to ensuring that appropriate action is taken to keep people safe and bring to justice those responsible.”

– Superintendent Ross Cooke, of Nottinghamshire Police

Anyone with information which may help the investigation is asked to call the police force on 101, quoting incident 804 of December 1.

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