An allegedly drunk man said he dropped his gun and accidentally shot a woman in the chest during a screening of 13 House: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi in Washington state.
Police arrested the man who was said to be "intoxicated" and "fumbling" with his firearm when it went off, leaving a 40-year-old woman in "serious condition".
A witness also at the showing of the new Republican truther favourite movie, who did not wish to be identified, told KOMO News:
It got about 15-20 minutes into the film and I believe the lady in front of us that got shot was actually talking to her husband or significant other and that’s when we heard the loud pop.
The shooting follows a series of gun incidents in US cinemas.
As the Guardian reports John Russell Houser shot 11 people, killing two and injuring nine, at a cinema in Lafayette, Louisiana before turning the gun on himself in July last year.