A threat was reportedly made to the Atlantic Moviehouse in New Jersey, where Kevin Smith recently purchased a share. As a result of Smith’s purchase, it was suggested that the theater would receive bomb threats. Ernie O’Donnell, who played Gideon in the first Clerks, is serving as Smith’s caretaker for the theater, and there’s no word on who made the calls.
Taking to social media, Smith asked whether he should take the threats seriously, or whether it was just a misplaced joke about “my movies bombing in theaters.”While Smith’s films have a significant fan base, many of his films have attracted controversy, especially Dogma.
In 1999, the Catholic League, a religious advocacy group, denounced the hit song for mocking the church. The choice to cast Alanis Morissette as God also caused some Christians to express disapproval. A text message Smith received read, “I don’t want to alarm you, but we just received a call at the theater.”.
It was said that if Kevin Smith bought the theater, there would be bomb threats. I have informed Fred Rast who instructed us to contact the police. I have called the police to report it. My manager has called the police to report it.
This was a California number. I’m sure it was some a-holes. I’ll keep you posted.”In a recent episode of Hollywood Babble-On, Smith’s podcast with Ralph Garman, he announced he would be purchasing the theater with his wife, Jennifer Schwalbach; Jeff Swanton, an investor; and Leeloo Multiprops, a company that sells movie props and collectibles.
The theater — which is almost 100 years old, and has been a staple of Smith’s hometown for his whole life — will be rebranded as Smodcastle Cinemas, and Smith plans to screen movies, as usual, most of the year, in addition to holding speaking events, live shows, film festivals, and other View Askew-related events.
On social media, fans suggested that Smith should take the threat seriously at least until and unless it turns out to be nothing, at which point he can laugh about it. It’s one thing to go undercover and protest your movie on the local news; it’s another thing when the threat could get someone injured.
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It is not uncommon for people to be injured during evacuations for this kind of thing, even if the caller was merely suggesting that people might make bomb threats to disrupt the theater business.
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