A security guard swept the snake outside and trapped it in a Tupperware container until the Arizona Herpetological Association could come and get it.
Apparently the theater had earlier called about a rattlesnake outside the building.
This led to the wildly exaggerated claim that:
Two live rattlesnakes were released in an Arizona theater during a showingGood story, but it's not true.
of the new film, 'Snakes on a Plane.' The snakes were released after the
film began rolling in the dark theater at the AMC Desert Ridge multi-plex
at Tatum and the 101 in north Phoenix.