The Hollywood Theater in Beaumont was evacuated shortly after 1 p.m. Friday when a fire alarm began to sound and employees began smelling smoke. Customers were given rain checks due to the evacuation.
Beaumont Fire Department Captain Brad Penisson said dispatchers received the call at 1:19 p.m. Firefighters responded and began searching the building. Penisson said no smoke was visible, but the smell was noticeable.
At 1:50 p.m. Penisson said it is believed the smell is coming from the air conditioner.