Movie Theater Seats

Mans Dies After Getting Head Lodged Under Movie Theater Seat

March 23, 2018

What an unfortunate way to go.

We've all lost our phones underneath seats at the movies before. A man in Birmingham U.K. was just trying to get his phone out from under the reclining seat at the Vue Cinema theater, when the electronic footrest came down and lodged his head under the seat.

The Washington Post reports that the mans partner and theater staff were trying to free him. By the time the footrest was lifted up, the man had already been having a panic attack and was rushed to the hospital. The West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed that the patient had been suffering from cardiac arrest that night on Friday, March 9th. A week later the man died in the hospital from his injuries on Friday March 16th.

Vue International released a statement regarding the freak accident, "A full investigation into the nature of the incident is ongoing. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family who have our full support and assistance."

Be careful the next time you lose something under those reclining seats at the movies.