The candle container controversy in a theater in Los Angeles sparked outrage Monday from some theater patrons who claimed the container could potentially poison someone.
The candle container issue has reignited debate about how the iconic movie stars used their personal property to sell off their art and the future of the film industry, where films are made every year.
“I don’t want this for my children.
I don’t even want this to be around for the next three generations,” said a man at a Los Angeles movie theater who asked not to be identified.
He said he bought a candle from a friend at a local theater and put it in his box seat for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens film.
The man said he wanted to show his children a movie with an older generation that was more accepting of the idea of candles being used to light up a movie theater.
“It’s a beautiful thing to me to bring a candle into a movie and not have it turned into ash, so I don�t want it to be a part of my family,” he said.
While the theater manager said the box seat is for the people in attendance, it’s unclear if the man is really allowed to put the candle into the box.
The issue has sparked a conversation in the industry about the safety of candles.
The movie theater has a permit to sell the container in the lobby, and it’s legal for the manager to sell it, said a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.
“We can’t allow candles into a building that has a security issue,” she said.
The spokeswoman said there is a small window when the theater can’t sell a candle.