Shocking footage shows cinema brawl that led to stabbing that forced Cineworld chain to cancel ‘Blue story’ film.

SHOCKING footage has emerged of the mass brawl that led to a stabbing inside a Cineworld in Nottingham this weekend.

The violence on Sunday night led to Cineworld pulling controversial gang film Blue Story from its screens, making it the third cinema franchise to stop showing the movie.

 Youths were seen brawling on the steps of the cinema on Sunday night

Youths were seen brawling on the steps of the cinema on Sunday night

 The incident came after a series of disturbances at cinemas around the country which led to two chains, Vue and Showcase, temporarily halting screenings of the movie Blue Story

The incident came after a series of disturbances at cinemas around the country which led to two chains, Vue and Showcase, temporarily halting screenings of the movie Blue Story

In the shocking clip, several youths were filmed brawling on the cinema steps as stunned onlookers screamed in the background.

Cops raced to the cinema after the fight broke out at around 8.15pm.

A man, 20, was rushed to hospital for treatment but his injuries were said to be non-life-threatening.

He has since been released from hospital and doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after the stabbing

The boy and a 23-year-old man were also both arrested on suspicion of having a bladed article, according to Nottinghamshire Police.

Superintendent Ross Cooke, of Nottingham Police, said of the violent incident: "Our officers have acted quickly to establish the circumstances around this incident leading to two arrests and the recovery of a knife.

"Isolated incidents such as this are incredibly serious and, as a force, we are committed to ensuring that appropriate action is taken to keep people safe and bring to justice those responsible."

A spokesman for Cineworld told the Sun Online "We can confirm that the Nottinghamshire Police are currently investigating an incident that took place at Cineworld on Sunday night.

"The safety and security of our customers is our absolute priority and we take incidents of this nature extremely seriously.

"We are doing all we can to support the police's investigation."

 Police wearing knifeproof vests respond to reports of a stabbing at Cineworld in Nottingham on Sunday

Police wearing knifeproof vests respond to reports of a stabbing at Cineworld in Nottingham on SundayCredit: SWNS:South West News Service

Blue Story, produced by BBC Films and directed by Andrew Onwubolu, follows the story of two friends who eventually become part of a street war between two South London gangs.

While the gritty film has received rave reviews, its success has been over overshadowed by multiple incidents of violence at cinemas across the UK.

One such incident included a mass brawl, involving the use of two machetes and several knives, at Vue's Birmingham Star City multiplex on November 22, which left seven police officers injured.

CCTV footage from the brawl showed a baby faced teenager wearing a camouflage jacket and holding a large machete.

Following the huge mass fight, Blue Story was banned by Vue Cinemas across all of its 220 branches.

However it was eventually reinstated following an online petition.

Showcase cinemas also banned the movie from four cinemas, including Nottingham, Southampton, Reading and Leeds.

It too restored showings of the film at the end of November.

Director Andrew Onwubolu – also known as ‘Rapman’ – condemned the violence that had taken place during screenings of the film.

He said of the incidents: "It's truly unfortunate that a small group of people can ruin things for everybody.

"Blue Story is a film about love, not violence."

 The frightening brawl at Star City cinema in Birmingham left seven police officers injured

The frightening brawl at Star City cinema in Birmingham left seven police officers injuredCredit: PA:Press Association

 Vue cinemas banned the film following the mass brawl - but reinstated it after fans signed an online petition demanding it return to the big screen

Vue cinemas banned the film following the mass brawl - but reinstated it after fans signed an online petition demanding it return to the big screenCredit: News Dog Media

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