Police were called on a mob of One Direction fans at the 'This Is Us' movie screening at The Grove over the weekend. Find out why Directioners got mad and stormed the theater and how the situation was controlled. One Direction fan mania reached a fever pitch over the weekend, when cops were called on a rabid mob of Directioners at a 1D movie screening.
A lucky group of fans got to see an early screening of One Direction: This Is Us at the Grove Pacific Theaters...but since it was first come, first served for the first 100 fans, things got a little crazy.
The angry mob who didn't make the cut of 100 wanted to get in, with a witness telling the Los Angeles Times, "They charged and went straight past the ticket takers for the doors of the actual theater screaming, 'Let us in! Let us in!'"
The source added, "It took about a half an hour before a police car came with two policemen in it. They started palming kids down and shoving them outside."
One fan captured some of the hysteria in an Instagram video--check it out below!
Another source tells E! News that the screening was "invite-only with a first-come first serve basis" and that "Someone shouted that the band was actually there and that's when a bunch of screaming girls ran in and tried to get inside."
The source describes the scene as a little more subdued, however, saying, "Security was able to stop anyone from entering. It was a non-incident. The screening carried on as planned."
One Direction: This Is Us premieres on August 30.