Regal and AMC cited the melee that began when one of the performers featured in the movie about the LA rave scene tweeted an invitation for fans to show up outside the theater where the invitation-only premier was held Wednesday.
The huge crowd blocked traffic and brought out the Los Angeles police riot squad.
The Hollywood Reporter said Saturday the promoters of the Electric Daisy Carnival Experience rave issued a statement expressing disappointment at the decision by AMC and Regal. "The individuals who caused problems outside of our movie premiere were not the same audience, which wants to buy tickets to the film," the statement said. "Just as the same people that cause disturbances after a sporting event do not represent all fans of that team."
Fans were urged to look for the movie, "which will be shown in hundreds of theaters nationwide."