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Simi Valley : Power Failure Cuts Into Movie Viewing

A power failure in Simi Valley on Thursday cut short the adventures of Robin Hood and Doc Hollywood, but theatergoers didn’t seem to mind.

After enduring an unscheduled 25-minute intermission at Edwards Mountain Gate Plaza Seven Cinemas due to the power failure, the management of the theater gave each member of the audience a free ticket.

“There were only about 60 people in the theaters at the time,” manager John Bishop said. “They didn’t seem to mind. They were getting a free movie out of it.” Bishop said all but 10 people stayed.

The power failed at about 3:10 p.m. and affected more than 1,900 customers along Los Angeles Avenue between Erringer Road and 1st Street, said Christina Bradley, a spokeswoman for Southern California Edison.

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She said an underground equipment failure on Agate Court caused the outage.


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