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Power outage during screening of The Interview scares NJ moviegoers

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CLIFTON, N.J. (PIX11) — The audience at one of the few screenings of “The Interview” got a bit of a scare Thursday when a power outage darkened the screen near the end of the controversial movie.

NorthJersey.com reported that the outage happened at Allwood Cinemas 6 in Clifton, right before the scene in which North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is killed. Some people in the audience left the theater.

The power outage, which lasted about 15 minutes, was caused by a downed power line, according to a spokeswoman for Public Service Electric and Gas Co.

Sony had cancelled the scheduled release of the movie on Christmas Day after hackers made threats to theatergoers. Some independent movie theaters then decided to show the movie, which stars James Franco and Seth Rogen as journalists who try to assassinate North Korea’s leader.