AMC Movie Theater in Plainville Reopens After Temporary Closure

The AMC movie theater in Plainville has reopened after a sewage issue forced the theater to close earlier in the day.

The theater located at 220 New Britain Avenue was closed part of the day for a sewage issue, Plainville police confirmed. Police said management told them that there was a spillage in the restroom that also affected a storage area, though its unclear of what nature and how the problem was mitigated.

The building reopened shortly before 9 p.m., according to AMC theater staff. It took hours for crews to fix the issue and clean the theater. Details of exactly what happened were not available.

Neither police nor the sewer department were called to respond, according to Plainville police.

Theater employees said anyone who pre-purchased a ticket and was turned away earlier in the day can visit the theater to see a free movie of their choice, or contact ticketing services for a monetary reimbursement.

Those who purchased directly through AMC should call 888-440-4262 and those who purchased through Fandango can call 866-857-5131 for assistance.

The closure came days after the release of record-breaking "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on a busy holiday weekend for theaters as many people are on vacations and home for the holidays.
Editor's Note: An original version of this story published Dec. 28 incorrectly reported that police said Plainville's sewer department responded. Police have since confirmed that the sewer department wasn't called to respond. The story has been updated to reflect that correction.

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