'Electric Daisy' showings canceled by Regal and AMC theaters after Hollywood melee
Two theater chains, Regal and AMC, are not allowing the "Electric Daisy Carnival Experience" documentary to reach their screens after an unruly crowd gathered and had to be dispersed by police at the film's premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Blame for the riot is a hotly debated topic. Many call attention to the promise of a free block-party performance tweeted by a "disappointed" DJ Kaskade. Despite a peaceful performance by Lady Gaga in the same area the night after, the near-riot has caused unwanted attention for the film and spurred the theater chains to action, citing "the incident in Los Angeles." L.A. Now has the news, including this line from a statement sent out by Insomniac Events Inc., which promoted the "Electric Daisy Carnival":
"It is extremely disheartening that some theaters wrongly associated an unaffiliated 'block party,' and its disorderly crowd, with the private screening of the film."
-- Jevon Phillips
Photo: A police line goes across Hollywood Boulevard after they dispersed a crowd that became unruly at the "Electric Daisy Carnival Experience" film premiere. Credit: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times