Movie theater in New Jersey reopened after ’emergency situation’

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FREEHOLD, N.J. — A movie theater in New Jersey has reopened following an “emergency situation” that sparked an evacuation on Friday, the same day “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was released and expected to draw crowds to theaters across the country, officials in Monmouth County said.

The situation unfolded at the AMC Theatre in Freehold Township, officials said in a Facebook post.

Commenters on that post said they were in the theater and were evacuated.

Shortly after 1 p.m., the theater had been cleared and reopened.