Vue cinema at Lowry Outlet shopping centre is planning to reschedule the banned film “Blue Story”.

Tim Richards, Vue chief executive, banned the London-based gang film all across the country after an incident in Birmingham resulted in five arrests.

The Vue also stated that in the first 24hrs of its release there were 25 serious incidents in 16 of its cinemas all related to the film.

However the films are going to be reinstated back into the cinemas by the weekend. 

Mr Richards said that they were now “beefing-up security” in order to restart the screenings.

However, the ban has caused controversy. Blue story’s director, Rapman, question if there were “hidden reasons” that contributed to its initial ban. 

Rapman said: “Has he got an issue with young urban youth? Is he prejudiced? Does he believe that this film brings a certain type? Is there a colour thing?”

Rapman also previously told the BBC that there was “no connection” between Blue Story and the Birmingham incident.

A spokesperson for Vue added: “Following an ongoing review of security to protect the safety of our staff and customers, we hope to be showing the film from this weekend with additional security arrangements in our cinemas to ensure everyone can enjoy the film in comfort and safety.”

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