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A movie theater in Huntington Beach showing the film “Joker” was closed late Thursday after a threat was reported to police, authorities said Friday.

Officers were sent about 5 p.m. to the Century Huntington Beach and XD theater in the Bella Terra shopping center at 7777 Edinger Ave. The theater stopped showing all films scheduled to run after 4:45 p.m., according to a schedule posted on its website.

Police did not describe the nature of the threat or how it was reported. Showings of the film are scheduled to resume on Friday, and authorities say they will maintain a presence in the area around the theater throughout the weekend.

“We took the threat seriously, and we’re investigating,” said Officer Angela Bennett, a spokeswoman for the Huntington Beach Police Department.

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