The closing night of the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sunday (26Jun11) was marred by drama when a screening of Katie Holmes' new movie was evacuated.
Holmes was among the stars who walked the red carpet for the premiere of Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark, written by Guillermo del Toro, at the Regal L.A. Live cinema. But the subsequent screening was interrupted an hour into the film by the venue's emergency warning system, with a siren, flashing lights and an announcement urging all audience members to leave the building due to a crisis, according to Deadline.com.
The crowd left the horror screening and evacuated the auditorium, but later returned when the alarm was resolved - and the movie was restarted.