A fight that broke out during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in West Homestead, Pennsylvania, resulted in several moviegoers nearly getting trampled underfoot after falling in the aisles while rushing to exit the theater.
The incident took place yesterday evening at the AMC Loews Waterfront 22.
He said he stopped on his way to the emergency exit to stop frenzied theater patrons from stomping on people who had fallen to the ground. "There were some people that were very scared though," Marks said.
According to Homestead police Chief Jeffrey DeSimone, the crowd was on heightened alert due to the mass shooting in Aurora, resulting in more than a few frayed nerves.
The lobby of the same West Homestead movie theater was also the site of a shooting in November 2005 that resulted in the death of one man.