Theater’s publicity stunt for Iron Man 3 couldn’t have been worse

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JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A movie theater in Missouri caused some misery during the opening of Iron Man 3.

“Everything was in place. It’s the opening night of a superhero movie, it’s somebody walking in all dark clothes, everything pointed to bad things are about to happen. There’s really no good that can come of this,” said Capt. Doug Shoemaker, Jefferson City Police.

Police responded to what they thought was an active shooter situation at the Capital 8 Theatre in Jefferson City. But when they arrived, it wasn’t a shooter. Instead, they found a poor excuse for a publicity stunt. The theater hired the guy to help promote the movie.

“We’re just getting into the car when I spotted a man in full assault gear, carrying what appeared to be a modified m-4 and nine millimeter on his side,” said John Morlock, moviegoer.

Too soon! It hasn’t even been a year yet since James Holmes allegedly opened fire on moviegoers during opening night of Batman: The Dark Knight in Aurora, Colorado.

“That’s just unbelievable. The whole country is talking about gun control because of shootings in theaters and schools,” said Morlock.

Get this: the movie theater doesn’t regret a thing. Manager Bob Wilkins says the stunt was planned months in advance, and he claims only a few people were upset.

Right. Sounds like that should be a “wrap” on this movie theater employee’s career.

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