Tempe Cinemas near McClintock and Elliot Roads (Source: Patty Talahongva)
TEMPE, AZ (CBS5) -
You can bet moviegoers in Tempe were startled when, in the final moments of a film about a plane crash, something fell from the sky into the crowded theater.
"Ceiling tiles just came crashing down on people," said witness Patty Talahongva.
Talahongva, her mom and dozens of other people were at Tempe Cinemas near McClintock and Elliot Roads on Saturday night for the 7:25 p.m. showing of the movie "Flight."
Talahongva said there had been two mop buckets blocking some of the rows in the theater. Someone apparently moved them as the film began and people took those seats. Two hours later on that rainy night, acoustic tiles wet from a leaky roof fell from the ceiling directly above.
"Looks like three tiles fell," Talahongva said while snapping photos of the debris. "People are hurt, they're giving refunds and there's damage from the rain."
A cleaning crew worked until early morning to clean up the mess. It was unclear at the time of publication whether Tempe Cinemas would open that theater Sunday.
Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
Movie Mayhem: Ceiling tiles crash down on AZ moviegoersMore>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:00:59 GMT
Traveling along with Phillip Honea, you get the sense that he's a Southerner through and through. FOX Carolina rode around with him Wednesday night as he went out on the land behind his Pendleton home,More >
Traveling along with Phillip Honea, you get the sense that he's a Southerner through and through.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:38:14 GMT
MOORE, OK - The trembling, mud-spattered dog whose photo went viral on Tuesday was not actually standing watch over her owner's body - her name is Susie, her owner is named Curtis Collins, and he's alive.ThanksMore >
There's a happy ending to the story of the little dog who was found standing guard over a body after the EF-5 tornado that decimated her neighborhood in Moore, OK. Her owner is alive, and they have been reunited thanks to the viral photo. More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:32 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:32:31 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manMore >
A man killed Wednesday during questioning by the FBI said he and Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev were accomplices in a 2011 slaying. More >