It’s ba-aaaaack! Kernel panic returned to the UA Cinemas at 106 Court St. tonight in an incident nearly identical to one that happened last month. Once again, a popcorn machine was reported to be the cause of the small fire that sent throngs of moviegoers out onto the streets shortly before 9:00 tonight. The fire started on the fifth floor concession area, and set off a sprinkler head which managed to keep the flames under control. However, as with the fire last month, a heavy smoke condition filled the building. Fortunately, everyone inside managed to get out safely, and the Fire Department did not report that anyone required medical treatment.
With thanks to BHB tipster S. Wooledge