Members of the extremist far-right group known as España 2000 staged a noisy protest on Thursday night at the screening in Valencia of the new film from Spanish-Chilean director Alejandro Amenábar, Mientras dure la Guerra in English translating as “while at war”
The opening scenes of the film, which unfolds the story of the famous historical confrontation during the Spanish civil war between the philosopher Miguel de Unamuno and the Francoist soldier José Millán-Astray.
The far-right group entered the movie theatre and started to scream slogans such as “Long live Spain!” and “Long live Christ the King!”
The group also unfolded a banner in front of the movie screen saying: “Join the resistance, España 2000.”
The local police have identified six well known far-right members of the group outside the cinema from CCTV footage.
Cinema-goers reacted nervously to the incident, whilst there was applause from parts of the audience, others called for silence, whilst the more nervous opted to leave.
The film continued without further incident after the first 3 minutes demo and was confirmed by the local police who had been called to the scene by cinema staff as soon as they saw what was happening.
The cinema ticket office gave a refund to those who left early.