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Brief Scare at Temecula Theater When Smoke Detected

Possible smoke coming from a popcorn popper triggered projectors at busy Edwards Temecula to shut down momentarily Sunday, the company confirmed.

Temecula moviegoers were likely taken by surprise Sunday afternoon when screens suddenly went blank.

According to Regal Cinemas, which operates Edwards Temecula Stadium 15 & IMAX at Promenade Temecula, this occurred when smoke was detected by a sensor in a popcorn popper exhaust.

"The equipment responded properly triggering the projectors to stop briefly," Russ Nunley, vice president of marketing and communications for Regal Entertainment Group, told Patch.

Though there were reports audience members may have been evacuated from the busy theater at about 1 p.m., Nunley said that was not the case.

"There were no evacuations," Nunley said. "After a manager confirmed no fire, they restarted in a few minutes and no fire crew was dispatched."

No January 15, 2013 at 05:04 AM
Good ol deputy Nunley.. Miss you bud
No January 15, 2013 at 05:04 AM
Good ol deputy Nunley.. Miss you bud
Adrian January 15, 2013 at 06:22 AM
This is a different Nunley. Dept. Nunley is a buddy of mine, and his name is not Russ.
JJ Mclure January 16, 2013 at 02:52 PM
someone farted

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