This is why Meadowhall Vue cinema was evacuated

Cinema-goers knew they were in for a few shocks when they settled down for a special opening night showing of Pet Sematary.

Tuesday, 9th April 2019, 10:27 am

But audience members in the Vue cinema at Sheffield's Meadowhall shopping centre got more than they bargained for, as the venue was evacuated mid-screening.

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Meadowhall has now cleared up any confusion, confirming that it was due to a false fire alarm.

A spokeswoman for the shopping centre said: “Just after midnight on Friday April 5, we experienced a false fire alarm activation that led one of our retailers to evacuate its premises. We can only apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.”