Two more incidents involving exploding bottles occurred at Washington area movie theaters over the weekend, one in Prince George’s County early Saturday and the other in Fairfax County early Sunday.
The Fairfax incident occurred about 2 a.m. at the same AMC theater complex where two bottle bombs exploded a week earlier.
No one was injured in Sunday’s incident, which occurred near the end of a showing of “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” Fairfax fire officials said. However, liquid from the bottle splashed on two patrons, who were decontaminated at the scene, the officials said.
About 300 people were evacuated from the theater. One fire official said a thrown bottle struck a railing in the theater. Mike Reilly, the county’s deputy fire marshal, said the bottle cap flew 30 feet and shattered.
In Saturday’s incident, a small explosion occurred about 1:40 a.m. at the AMC theater complex in Largo at theater 11, where the X-Men film was also being shown.
Prince George’s Assistant Fire Chief Paul Gomez said no injuries were reported.
No injuries were reported last week when bottles exploded during showings of “Godzilla.”
In a statement, the AMC chain said, “These actions, which cause panic among large groups of people, are unacceptable, and we will press charges to the fullest extent without hesitation.”