Row at Barnsley cinema at Fifty Shades of Grey show was ‘storm in a teacup’

Actress Dakota Johnson (left), actor Jamie Dornan and director Sam Taylor-Johnson pose for photographers on the red carpet for the world premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey (AP)
Actress Dakota Johnson (left), actor Jamie Dornan and director Sam Taylor-Johnson pose for photographers on the red carpet for the world premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey (AP)

The manager of a Barnsley cinema where a row between viewers overshadowed the end of hit film Fifty Shades of Grey has said it was a ‘storm in a teacup.’

National reports today said the argument involved ‘gangs’ of women ‘fighting’ at the Parkway cinema in the town centre and that several of them had been banned.

Viewers said the row became so loud it drowned out the closing soundtrack of the movie - which meant many disgruntled cinema-goers missed the climax.

One was quoted as saying: “Someone asked them to be quiet but things turned nasty and they just got louder.

“I couldn’t hear any of the dialogue. I had been looking forward to seeing the film for weeks and then I completely missed the end because of those stupid idiots.”

Today manager Rob Younger said that it had been a ‘storm in a teacup.’

He told The Star: “A couple of people got a bit loud, a few other people asked them to shut up and for about a minute it got louder and spoiled the end of the film.

“This kind of thing happens in cinemas week in and week out - it was a storm in a teacup.”

Rob said a man had been banned from the cinema that night but for different reasons.

He added: “It happened on Friday 13, it was an omen really.”

Earlier this month thousands of tickets had been sold for more than 150 screenings planned in Sheffield during the film’s first three days of release.

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