A Utah movie theater has canceled its plans to host survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in a town hall centered on gun reform.
Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theaters reportedly cited that the event "appears to be escalating into a potentially contentious situation."
The theater pulled out of a contract Wednesday to host the event at its South Jordan location.
Students from MSDHS were scheduled to speak at the event Saturday. The theater company says it will refund their deposit and help the organizers find another space to host their reform.
The Utah Gun Exchange has followed the Parkland students in a military-style armored vehicle on their road trip across the country. It had encouraged its members to attend the event.