Stolen movie poster autographed by Bill Murray returned, theater says

Stolen movie poster autographed by Bill Murray returned, theater says

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A Charleston movie theater says a stolen movie poster autographed by actor Bill Murray has been returned.

"Well ....we are a forgiving people," the theater's Facebook post states. "The poster was returned no questions, and no charges and thanks to all you out there who called and posted and tweeted.. the story has a good ending."

Theater owned Paul Brown said he believed someone stole the framed poster for the film "Get Low" on Monday between 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Monday night, theater owner Paul Brown said. Brown said they were in the process of reviewing surveillance footage.

"It's a shame that someone would steal from any business, let alone a small independent movie theater which collects these signed posters," the original Facebook post stated.

The post said they were offering a $500 reward for the poster's return and promised it would not pursue legal action if the poster was returned within 48 hours.

"Our goal is to get it returned," Brown said before the poster was returned. He said he believed someone may have compulsively taken the poster, adding it was not something the theater's normal customers would do.

"We think it was just a bad mistake gone wrong," he said.

In the 2009 film, Murray played a funeral director who helps a hermit throw a funeral party while the hermit is still alive.

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