Live Bat Interrupts 'The Batman' Screening at Theater in Austin

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Batman fans in Austin, Texas, may have gotten more bat than they bargained for when a real bat was seen flying around a theater during a screening of the new film ‘The Batman’ on March 4.

Jeremiah Milligan recorded this video at Moviehouse & Eatery by Cinepolis NW Austin and originally posted it to Twitter. Milligan told Storyful he noticed the shadow of the bat flying around the projector and initially thought it was part of the movie.

“I figured the bat was a part of the film until I noticed how out of place the bat was compared to the scene of the movie,” he said. “One of the waiters asked if they could pause the film to see what was flying around the cinema. To our surprise, there was a bat flying around.”

Milligan said he saw some members of the audience leave while others sat and watched the animal. He told Storyful he ended up leaving the theater, opting to exchange his ticket for a later screening in a different auditorium.

The theater told local news outlet KXAN they believe "a guest tried to pull a prank,” and said they will be “adding additional security and checking all bags upon guest entry.”

Storyful reached out to the theater but did not receive a response at the time of publishing. Credit: Jeremiah Milligan via Storyful