MERIDIAN, Idaho -- The Majestic Cinemas in Meridian has been shut down for the rest of the day after a small amount of mercury spilled near an electric relay on a popcorn maker.
Meridian Fire Department officials say the spill was very small, but that was enough to close the theaters and send employees home as a precaution.
About a handful of theater employees are having their shoes tested for mercury. Many were wearing booties as protection from exposure.
A manager told us that a clean up crew has been called in to take care of the spill. The multi-cinema plex has 18 movie theaters.
No word yet on when they will reopen, but the manager is optimistic they will be operating normally again by Wednesday.