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 apopcorn maker.

Meridian Fire Department officials saythe 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 crewhas been called in to take care of the spill. The multi-cinema plex has 18 movie theaters.

No word yet onwhen they will reopen, but the manager is optimistic they will be operating normally again byWednesday.

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