Brawl In Theater Forces Patrons To Flee

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West Homestead, PA. (CNN) - A couple of brawls at a Pennsylvania movie theater send movie-goers scrambling for cover.  One fight broke out during a showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" at a cinema near Pittsburgh.

Surveillance cameras captured the fights on video.
Brandon Hudson reports.

In a matter of seconds, this seemingly quiet hallway becomes the backdrop of an all-out brawl. West homestead police said that's 51-year-old Anthony Labarbera who shoves another man to the ground. As a woman pours her drink on him, she gets punched in the face. We found out this all started over a bathroom stall.  

It was the first two incidents that happened at the Loews theater in Homestead Sunday -- a pair of situations that happened at the worse possible time, days after the deadly mass shooting at a Colorado cinema.  

Take another look. Police point out a teenager waiting to get in the bathroom after he knocked twice. When Labarbera comes out he has some choice words for the teen, which mom didn't appreciate. Soon, as she follows him around the corner, a fight breaks out.

I went to Labarbera's house to see what he has to say. No one answered.  
We also saw more on the incident we first told you about on Sunday, where a sold out crowd ran out of a showing of "dark knight rises" after a fight in that theater. Police say it involved two women, something was yelled, and it made everyone jumpy.  

People were screaming and everyone was running. Everyone was just running kind of pushing each other and dropping things, you know. Everyone was getting down. It was definitely chaotic. Everyone's heart was racing.  


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