A moviegoer pulled a gun in a Kentucky theater this past weekend after a heated confrontation escalated, authorities said.

The encounter at the Cinemark theater happened late Saturday morning, police in Paducah, Kentucky, wrote in a Facebook post that detailed the altercation. The man was apparently upset at a 14-year-old boy sitting behind him who was kicking his seat.

The boy's father told police that his son was "kicking the back of the man's seat," according to a Facebook post from the Paducah Police Department.

"Witnesses said the man got up and cursed the youth, asking if he was going to continue kicking his seat," the post noted.

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The man told investigators that he asked the boy "you going to be kicking my seat all f---- day?" a police report on the dispute noted.

The boy's father jumped in, and the two men began to fight, police said.

"As the father got the upper hand in the fight, witnesses said, the other man pulled a gun and said, 'What the (expletive) are you going to do now?' " police wrote on Facebook.

The father put his arms up and replied: "Nothing. I'm good," according to the police report.

Others in the theater scattered when they spotted the firearm, police said. A few people brought the armed man, who was from Illinois, out of the theater.

Authorities said this weekend that they expected to seek charges against the armed man.

"The man was barred from Cinemark property, and police will present their investigation on Monday to the McCracken County Attorney's office for charges," police wrote on Facebook.

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Paducah Police Department -Paducah, Kentucky
about 8 months ago

Paducah police will seek charges against an Illinois man who pulled a gun this morning inside a movie theater at Cinemark Theater.
Officer Dana Davie said officers were called about 11:50 a.m. today after a fight broke out inside the theater. A man told Davie that he and his son were sitting behind another man, and the son was kicking the back of the man’s seat.

Witnesses said the man got up and cursed the youth, asking if he was going to continue kicking his seat.
The boy’s... father interceded and a fight broke out between the two men. As the father got the upper hand in the fight, witnesses said, the other man pulled a gun and said, “What the (expletive) are you going to do now.”
Others in the theater saw the gun, and began running for the exit. Three men – theater employees and patrons – escorted the man from the theater and were outside with him with officers arrived, Davie said.
The movie-goers who fled the theater in which the fight occurred were allowed to return. This was the only theater in the building affected by the incident, Davie said.
The man was barred from Cinemark property, and police will present their investigation on Monday to the McCracken County Attorney’s office for charges.

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Robin Newberry of the Paducah Police Department said in an email to The Washington Post that authorities were waiting to hear about charges Monday afternoon.

The West Kentucky Star reported that the confrontation occurred during a showing of Star Trek Beyond, though Newberry said that as she understands it, the film either hadn't started yet or had just begun.

Cinemark did not return a telephone message left Monday.

In 2014, one person was killed at a Florida movie theater when a man allegedly pulled out a gun after an argument about texting.