VIEWER VIDEO: Fights break out at Valley View Theater

Police investigating brawl involving hundreds

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio - A viewer sent NewsChannel5 video of the fight that broke out at the Valley View movie theater Friday evening.

Police say nearly 200 to 300 juveniles were involved in the brawl, which happened in the lobby.

The call came in about 9:30 p.m. at  the Cinemark At Valley View And XD located on Canal Road, according to police.

Valley View Police Chief Matthew March told NewsChannel5's Michael Baldwin that 10 police departments responded to the scene. 

March said after the juveniles started fighting in the lobby, theater security and police moved the juveniles outside. 

The juveniles were upset that they had paid for tickets, so managers began reimbursing them, according to March. 

From there, the juveniles began to disperse among restaurants nearby, starting fights throughout the area, March explained. 

March said officers began telling people inside of nearby restaurants to stay inside for their safety and some restaurants were even told to lock their doors. 

A NewsChannel5 photographer reported he was told to leave the property when he first arrived because it was “not safe.”

The photographer reported at the time people were being lined up along a wall by police.

Police say no arrests have been made at this time and that the theater remains open. 

NewsChannel5 and newsnet5 will bring you more details as they become available.
 

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