Terrified children queuing to see Frozen 2 were shocked when security rushed into the cinema after a mass brawl.
The violence is suspected to have begun during a screening of UK gangster film Blue Story at Star City in Birmingham.
Rachel Allison tweeted: “Just came to see the new Blue Story film, standing in line for snacks when a fight breaks out behind my brother – worst thing is, it’s young girls fighting.
“Police brought batons, tasers and dogs out. Star city now closed.”
One reveller said more than 100 police and 50 vehicles closed down the entertainment complex at about 6pm on Saturday night.
It is thought some 60 to 70 people were involved in a fight at the multiplex venue.
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One witness told Mirror Online: “That’s probably one of the scariest moments of my life. Me and my sister were in a queue to watch frozen, loads of little kids there, all dressed up and everything, then these girls jumped on another girl and loads of these kids just started fighting.
“Armed police came with Tasers. All the people that were fighting run off into the cinema. There’s about 15 to 20 police cars. I’m shaking.
“The police were very aggressive there was lots of little kids there. My sister is 11 and they was pointing the Tasers in our face.”
Another witness said: “This is the most horrifying thing I’ve been involved in I’m scared and I’m 45 little girls dressed in frozen dresses crying and screaming appalling behaviour all over a gangster film set in London.”
Choleigh Mcguire, who was at the complex, told Mirror Online: “I have never seen police so aggressive. Everyone dressed up. They were all crying.
“It was a group of girls started on this one girl. Someone separated it at first.”
People are reporting that around ‘20 police cars’ dashed to Star City to deal with the suspected riot, which is thought to have broken out around 6pm today.
Mr Khan, manager of Pepe’s Restaurant at Star City told said: “I heard shouting and screaming outside the restaurant. I understand a big fight started in the cinema.
“There were so many people running past the restaurant, I’d say around 60 to 70 were involved.
“The police escorted everyone out.
“We’ve heard that the cinema has had to empty the screens and are not letting anyone else in. I guess people who have bought tickets will get a refund.
“Our restaurant is still open, as is the restaurant next door.”
The police are yet to comment on the disturbance.
Police are redirecting people away from the area and it’s having a knock-on effect on motorists on Watson Road and all roads surrounding the entertainment complex.
People are being advised to steer clear of the area and try to find alternative routes.