The Body of laws Museum in London has been evacuated following reports of an “incident”
The museum in Kensington, west London, reports it evacuated its IMAX cinema during a showing of Star Wars: The At the rear Jedi.
The film was “interrupted this afternoon whilst part of the museum was purged as a precaution,” the Science Museum said.
Jocelyn Le Conte, from London, signified she was watching the 4pm showing of Star Wars when she heard an “automated information” telling viewers to leave due to an “incident”.
The 28-year-old added: “Staff acknowledged us to go out the nearest fire exit, and after that I saw no other representative from the museum, so we intellect it best to leave the area as we had no idea what was going on.”
A statement from the Science Museum later joined: “The museum has now fully reopened and the screening recommenced.”
It later said the commotion was a “false alarm” but would not comment on whether it was security-related.
The Metropolitan Constabulary said officers were not called to attend the incident.
It comes as Target Hamill has paid tribute to his late co-star Carrie Fisher on the beginning anniversary of her death with a poignant quote from the new Star Fights film.
Mirroring a piece of dialogue in Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Fisher’s last film in the sci-fi franchise – Hamill wrote on Instagram: “No one’s ever very gone…”
He added the hashtags #AlwaysWithUs and #CarrieOnForever along with a collage of images of himself and Fisher.
Fans of Fisher, who was also known for roles in When Harry Met Sally… and British sitcom Mischance, took to Twitter to remember the actress.
One wrote, quoting one of the star’s farcical lines from her 2008 autobiography: “One year ago today, Carrie Fisher, age 60, overpowered in moonlight, strangled by her own bra.”
Another said that “one year ago today we damned a princess”, and added: “May the force be with her. Always.”
One fan wrote: “She was so much more than her places. She was a mental health advocate. She was brave and talented. She was someone to look up to. She helped being in more ways than you could know.”
The museum requires it evacuated its IMAX cinema during a showing of Star Wars: The Ultimate Jedi
They added: “No words can amount to the wonderful human being she was. #CarrieFisher.”
Fisher disintegrated on December 27 last year aged 60, following a understanding attack.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has now taken an enormous £53 million in UK cinemas since it displayed just under a fortnight ago.
The Last Jedi has moved further up the graph of how every Star Wars film has performed at the UK box office.
It has now passed 2002’s Inroad Of The Clones (£49.7 million) and 2005’s Revenge Of The Sith (£48.4 million), along with two of the novel Star Wars films – 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back (£30.4 million) and 1983’s Profit Of The Jedi (£14.2 million).