Summit Opts to Keep Gas-Mask Scene in ‘Step Up Revolution’

The studio previously pulled trailers that included the gas-mask scene following the shootings in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater

Summit Entertainment has decided to keep a scene in this weekend's "Step Up Revolution" in which dancers enter a room wearing gas masks as props, the studio announced Wednesday.

Summit pulled trailers that included that scene following last Friday's shooting during a midnight screening of "Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado, in which 12 people were killed and 58 wounded.

"Because of last week’s tragic events in Colorado, Summit immediately removed television advertising that briefly showcased that scene from the film," the studio said in a statement about the film, which revolves around dancers in the Miami hip-hop scene. 

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"The scene also briefly appeared in a trailer released three months ago that the studio is no longer actively servicing. Having taken these steps, Summit will open this inspirational, nonviolent film in theatres nationwide this weekend as originally edited."

The decision by Summit comes on the heels of a move by Warner Bros. to reschedule the opening date of "Gangster Squad," a film that includes a scene involving a shooting in a movie theater.

"Step Up Revolution," the fourth in a series of dance-oriented films, was directed by Scott Speer and written by Duane Adler and Jenny Mayer.