Live bat released in movie theater during showing of ‘The Batman’

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Movie theaters are always looking for new ways to improve the movie viewing experience.

Some theaters serve food and drinks, while others focus on at-home style comfort in the theater. However, moviegoers in Austin, Texas recently got a new viewing experience as they got to watch "The Batman" while a live bat flew around the theater.

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NBC affiliate KXAN reports that moviegoers at a March 4 screening of the superhero flick were in for a surprise when a live bat was released in the theater. The general manager of the theater believes it was done as a "prank."

A witness told KXAN that management paused the movie to try to remove the bat, but after several unsuccessful attempts, instead called animal control.

Heidi Deno, the general manager for Moviehouse & Eatery, said that animal control was "overseeing the situation to ensure guest, associate and animal safety."

"To ensure a prank like this does not again occur, we will be adding additional security and checking all bags upon guest entry," said Deno.

Moviegoers were given the option of staying and finishing the movie or being issued refunds, but the witness shared that most stayed to watch the rest of the film, bat and all.

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