Apparently Donald Trump has sucked all the air out of the newsroom at television station KNXV in Phoenix. Or maybe there is just no news today. There’s not much news here either.
Except for the breaking KNXV exclusive that the Mesa charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club has rented out a discount movie theater called Pollack Tempe Cinemas from 11:30 Saturday morning until two that afternoon “to screen a movie about the history of their biker club. About 100 people are expected to attend.”
Many of them are expected to eat popcorn. Pollack Tempe Cinemas claims on its website that visitors “will find the popcorn and items in the concession stand cost less than competitors’.”
Some of the Hells Angels may also be expected to drink large cups of some kind of cola.
Many of them are expected to have fun. Pollack Tempe Cinemas brags about its “all-digital format with state-of-the-art digital video and surround sound” and its recently “refinished” floors.
In a story you can only see on KNXV and YouTube, at least for the time being, neighbor Juanita Foster said she was scared. Real scared. “If something should go wrong, you’re putting everyone’s life on the line,” she explained.
When asked what she was going to do when Hells Angels come to see a movie in her neighborhood, Foster said “I’m going to keep my kids inside the house…. I can pray about it, and hopefully they just see their movie and go home.”
The television station reports that Tempe police are also concerned about what might happen when scores of Hells Angels are locked up in a dark movie theater on a Saturday afternoon and then let loose into the blinding Arizona sunshine to play. Particularly if they have consumed large amounts of candy and sugary drinks. Tempe police plan to “up” patrols and will be working closely with the discount theater’s “security.”
Motorcyclists not attending the screening should be on the lookout for courtesy motorcycle safety inspections by Tempe Police and members of the Arizona Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission this weekend around the intersection of South McClintock Drive and Elliot Road.