James Joseph Cialella Jr., 29, allegedly became enraged after two other men talked during a Christmas night screening of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Friday. The victim -- who was apparently chatting with his son during the movie -- told police Cialella told him to be quiet and threw popcorn at his son at about 9:30 p.m.
The man, whose identity was not reported, said some words were exchanged and Cialella then got out of his seat. The man said he got up to protect his son, and Cialella then shot him in the arm with a .380-calibre gun, the newspaper reported.
As patrons ran from the theater, Cialella reportedly went back to his seat and resumed watching the movie -- until police showed up to arrest him on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons violations.
Philadelphia Police Lt. Frank Vanore said it was "truly frightening when you see something like this evolve into such violence."
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