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Star Wars showing at Science Museum Imax is evacuated

The Imax cinema at the Science Museum was evacuated today during a showing of Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi.

The museum located in Kensington, West London, confirmed that ‘part’ of the site had been evacuated as a precaution.

Tom Vincent tweeted: ‘Just been evacuated from the Science Museum Imax due to an ‘incident’. Oh dear. Nobody seems to know what is going on.’

Jim Reed added: ‘Watching Star Wars at Science Museum and just stopped ten minutes in to evacuate everyone in building because of an ‘incident’.’

Charlie Fry said: ‘Love it when you’re watching the new Star Wars at the science museum but get evacuated because of an ‘incident’.’ 

And Jocelyn Le Conte tweeted: ‘Just been evacuated from the 4pm showing of Star Wars at the Imax screen. What’s the process for refunds and rebooking?’

A Science Museum spokesman tweeted: ‘We’ve evacuated part of the museum as a precaution. The team are just investigating what’s happened now.’ 

The museum told Ms Le Conte: ‘Once the museum reopens if you go to one of the ticket desks they’ll be able to give you a refund or book you for a different screening.’