AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s not exactly the bat moviegoers in north Austin signed up to see, but it certainly made for a good show.
During a 7 p.m. viewing of the new “The Batman” movie, one of the moviegoers says the film had to be paused because there was a real live bat flying around the theater.
It happened on Friday night at the Moviehouse & Eatery by Cinépolis in northwest Austin.
That viewer says management paused the movie and made multiple attempts to get the bat out of the theater, but those attempts were ultimately unsuccessful.
The theater offered to give everyone another ticket and cover tabs, people inside the theater reported, but the majority of the crowd opted to stay and watch the film, “bat and all.”
We blurred the screen in the video above as to avoid copyright issues (and spoilers). In the video, courtesy of Breann Wharton, you can see the bat flying around the theater.
The theater told KXAN they believe “a guest tried to pull a prank.”
They say animal control was “immediately contacted” and has been overseeing the situation.
“To ensure a prank like this does not again occur, we will be adding additional security and checking all bags upon guest entry,” Heidi Deno, the general manager, told KXAN.