A live bat flies inside the theater during the screening of The Batman. Watch the video

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Austin moviegoers in the United States, who were eagerly waiting to see Matt Reeves The Batmanwere amazed to spot a real bat fly inside the theater. A video showing the bat being interrupted during the screening has made the rounds on the internet. The incident happened March 4 at the Moviehouse and Eatery by Cinepolis in northwest Austin during a 7 p.m. KXAN reported.

The 20-second clip showed the bat flying from side to side of the theater. The movie was paused and the theater was lit up. Viewers sat still and continued talking to each other wondering what was going on.

The clip shared by Twitter user Jeremiah24 has amassed over 1.8 million views so far. “I’m at the Batman movie and there are real bats in the theater…. #Imcooloffthat,” the tweet’s caption read.

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The clip sparked funny memes and reactions with users saying bats came to support their boy. “Jurassic Park needs to be re-released then,” another user joked.

A viewer was quoted as saying by KXAN that the film was put on hiatus and several attempts were made to get the bat out of the theater, but these were unsuccessful. Animal control was “contacted immediately,” theater management said, as quoted by the People report as citing CBS Austin. Moviegoers were offered another ticket, but the majority opted to stay and watch the film.

The theater management said KXAN that they believe “a guest tried to pull a prank”. “To make sure a prank like this doesn’t happen again, we’ll be adding extra security and checking all bags as guests enter,” General Manager Heidi Deno said as quoted by KXAN.

Released March 4 The Batman stars Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell.

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