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When Santas Attack A New Zealand Cinema

by | 24th, December 2007

tis-the-season-to-be-jolly.jpg“AS they ran through the complex they wrecked everything they could, the Christmas tree – they bowled everything over … (they were) just absolute fools,” says Derek Rive, manager of New Zealand’s Hoyts Cinema complex.

He added that the “hooligans” abused astonished cinema-goers, chanted obscenities, ripped down posters and knocked over cardboard figures advertising films.

He asks: “How often do a bunch of Santas just go and wreak havoc?” Once a year?

The question is rhetorical, as Rice answers: “It was a random act of stupidity that upset moviegoers.”

Kate Gorman was waiting to see the film Enchanted with her two children when she saw the fifth Santas running amok: “They were kicking things over, ripping down posters and smashing everything in sight. They were all dressed as Santa and shouting ‘Ho (expletive) ho.’”

Her children turn to her. “They asked me, ’Are they Santa’s helpers gone crazy?’ and I said ‘No, they are just idiots.’”

Or elves…

Merry Christmas from everyone at Anorak 

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