The Reel cinema in Fareham was evacuated and cordoned off after a suspicious letter was received

Daily Echo: The Reel cinema in Fareham was evacuated while customers were watching new Russel Crowe blockbuster Noah, pictured The Reel cinema in Fareham was evacuated while customers were watching new Russel Crowe blockbuster Noah, pictured

A HAMPSHIRE cinema has now been reopened after it was evacuated this afternoon following reports of a suspicious letter being received.

Police were called to the Reel cinema in Fareham just before 2pm after staff received the suspicious post.

The building was emptied and cordoned off as officers carried out a search of the building. The cordon has now been taken down and police have left the scene.

Those inside who were enjoying an afternoon movie were told to leave the building over the cinema's tanoy system, due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

More than 50 people quickly flocked to the nearby Market Place car park, where cinemagoers were given complimentary tickets.

Mike Vimpany, who was half-an-hour into Russell Crowe's new blockbuster Noah, said: “It came completely out of the blue.

“There was about ten of us watching the film when the announcement was made so we all quickly shuffled out.”

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3:47pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Brite Spark says...

They were reported to be going in two by two.
They were reported to be going in two by two. Brite Spark
  • Score: 4

4:02pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Abkhazsoyuz says...

I've herd it is about animal rights.
I've herd it is about animal rights. Abkhazsoyuz
  • Score: -3

5:05pm Fri 4 Apr 14

southamptonadi says...

"Russel crowes new blockbuster."

"There were ten people watching"

Hardly a blockbuster is it
"Russel crowes new blockbuster." "There were ten people watching" Hardly a blockbuster is it southamptonadi
  • Score: 3

9:05pm Fri 4 Apr 14

solomum says...

southamptonadi wrote:
"Russel crowes new blockbuster."

"There were ten people watching"

Hardly a blockbuster is it
2pm on a term time weekday and most people are at work, so 10 people is a reasonable amount.
[quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: "Russel crowes new blockbuster." "There were ten people watching" Hardly a blockbuster is it[/p][/quote]2pm on a term time weekday and most people are at work, so 10 people is a reasonable amount. solomum
  • Score: 0

9:46pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Radclyffe says...

Ice cool Fareham residents coped admirably, no panic - and got their money back !
It was hardly developing into one of Crowe's better movies - presumably the cast got very wet at the end ?
Ice cool Fareham residents coped admirably, no panic - and got their money back ! It was hardly developing into one of Crowe's better movies - presumably the cast got very wet at the end ? Radclyffe
  • Score: 2

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