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Girl with special needs kicked out of movies over ‘disruptive’ laughter

LA PUENTE, Calif. – A California mother is outraged after she said a movie theater manager kicked her and her family out of the movies over her daughter’s laugh.

“She wasn’t screaming,” Marji Schreurs said about her 10-year-old daughter Destiny. “She wasn’t having a meltdown. She was laughing.”


Destiny, who has special needs, was watching “The Fault in Our Stars” with her family.

AMC Theatres’ spokesman Ryan Noonan issued a statement to KTLA regarding the incident:

“On Monday evening, a theatre manager received complaints from two guests about disruptive behavior during a movie. The manager stepped into the auditorium to observe the situation, identified prolonged disruptive behavior, waited to see if the behavior would cease, and when it did not, approached the guests. The manager explained our policy about making noise that disrupts others during the movie. At that time the guest asked for a refund, which was provided.”

Destiny’s mom said they were treated unfairly.

“They can’t shelter our special kids. They deserve to be in movie theaters just like anybody else,” she said. “She deserves to be able to laugh just like anybody else.”

Source: KTLA


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