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Birmingham Star City: Gang film Blue Story banned from all Vue cinemas after machete brawl

Venue was evacuated after 100 teenagers were involved in the ‘major disorder’

Ellie Harrison
Sunday 24 November 2019 15:04 GMT
Police respond to mass brawl at cinema in Birmingham

Gang drama Blue Story has been banned from all Vue cinemas after a mass brawl broke out at a Birmingham cinema involving youths armed with machetes.

Families were visiting Star City to watch Frozen 2 when the disorder broke out late on Saturday afternoon, sparking a mass evacuation of the complex.

Police said up to 100 teenagers were involved in the “major disorder” and officers were left with facial injuries. A 13-year-old girl is among the five teenagers who were arrested.

A recorded message on the cinema answerphone announces that Blue Story will no longer be screened at any of Vue’s venues.

The message from Vue said: "We regret that we will no longer be screening the film Blue Story at any of our venues.

"Should you have a booking for this film, please say cancellation when prompted and a member of our team will be with you shortly to assist you with your booking."

Blue Story is a London-set gangland drama about two friends from rival postcodes who are caught in a feud, it was directed by the rapper Rapman, real name Andrew Onwubolu.

The film, which stars Top Boy actor Micheal Ward, was rated a 15 and includes “very strong language, strong violence, threat, sex, drug misuse”.

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