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U.S. Representative Boebert Removed from Denver Theater During ‘Beetlejuice’ Performance

by Ethan Kim
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Security footage reveals that U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert was escorted out of a theater in Denver during a “Beetlejuice” performance on Sunday. While the theater did not explicitly identify Boebert, a spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday that the footage depicted guests who were removed after complaints from the audience. These complaints included accusations of vaping, singing, phone usage, and causing a general disturbance.

Boebert’s campaign manager, Drew Sexton, confirmed her removal from the theater but contested the claim that she was vaping. Sexton conveyed via text message that Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is a supporter of the performing arts and acknowledged that she was indeed singing and enjoying the performance.

Representative Boebert, currently in her second term in Congress, is seeking reelection in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, which primarily encompasses the western region of the state. The incident at the theater was initially reported by The Denver Post.

Boebert has gained significant national attention since her tenure in Washington began, notable for her confrontational style. She gained particular media attention for her disruption of President Joe Biden’s 2022 State of the Union address.

During the theater incident, comments such as “do you know who I am” and “I will be contacting the mayor” were reportedly made by the two individuals, as per the venue’s statement.

On the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, now referred to as X, Boebert recommended the show to her followers, asking them to inform her of how it concludes.

According to the theater’s official statement, the two guests initially refused to vacate the venue, prompting an employee to threaten police involvement. The two eventually departed the premises when informed that a police officer was en route. Security footage obtained by The Big Big News does not substantiate the claim that Boebert was vaping.


Jesse Bedayn is affiliated with the Big Big News/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative. Report for America is a non-profit organization committed to bolstering journalism by placing reporters in local newsrooms to cover topics that are typically underreported.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Lauren Boebert Theater Incident

What happened to U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert at a Denver theater?

U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert was escorted out of a Denver theater during a performance of ‘Beetlejuice’ on a Sunday. She was removed after audience members complained about her and a guest allegedly causing disturbances, including vaping, singing, and using phones.

Who confirmed Lauren Boebert’s removal from the theater?

Drew Sexton, Lauren Boebert’s campaign manager, confirmed her removal from the theater. However, he denied that she was vaping during the performance.

What accusations were leveled against Lauren Boebert and her guest?

Audience members accused them of vaping, singing, using phones, and generally causing a disturbance during the ‘Beetlejuice’ performance.

What was Lauren Boebert’s response to the incident?

According to her campaign manager, Drew Sexton, Boebert is a supporter of the performing arts and admitted to singing along and enjoying herself during the performance. On a social media platform, Boebert recommended the ‘Beetlejuice’ show to her followers.

Was there any police involvement in the incident?

An employee of the theater threatened to call the police when Boebert and her guest initially refused to leave. They eventually left the premises when informed that a police officer was on the way.

What did the security footage show?

The security footage, provided to The Big Big News, did not appear to show Boebert vaping. It did, however, show her and a guest being escorted out of the venue.

Who first reported the incident?

The theater disturbance involving Lauren Boebert was first reported by The Denver Post.

What notable comments were made during the theater incident?

According to the theater’s statement, comments such as “do you know who I am” and “I will be contacting the mayor” were made by the two individuals involved in the incident.

What is Lauren Boebert’s current political status?

Lauren Boebert is in her second term in Congress and is running for reelection in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, which mainly covers the state’s western half.

Has Lauren Boebert had other public incidents?

Boebert has a national profile characterized by a confrontational style. She notably disrupted President Joe Biden’s 2022 State of the Union address to Congress.

More about Lauren Boebert Theater Incident

  • The Denver Post Original Article
  • Report for America Homepage
  • Congresswoman Lauren Boebert’s Official Website
  • Security Footage from the Incident
  • Social Media Platform X
  • U.S. House of Representatives Colorado’s 3rd District
  • President Joe Biden’s 2022 State of the Union Address

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10 comments

EconGuy September 14, 2023 - 12:42 am

“Do you know who I am” Really? lol. being a public servant doesn’t give you the right to disrupt public events.

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LocalDenver September 14, 2023 - 2:13 am

I read The Denver Post article. They’re not holding back on the details. This is big local news for sure.

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NewsHound September 14, 2023 - 6:13 am

first it was the State of the Union, now this? Boebert sure knows how to keep herself in the news.

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PoliticalJunkie September 14, 2023 - 6:55 am

Well, this is sure to be a talking point for her opponents in the upcoming election. Can’t say it doesn’t make for a juicy headline though.

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CryptoQueen September 14, 2023 - 7:28 am

So she supports the arts but can’t follow simple theater etiquette? Cmon, vaping and singing during a performance is just disrespectful.

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JohnDoe42 September 14, 2023 - 8:23 am

Wow, can’t believe Boebert got kicked out. Wonder how this’ll affect her re-election campaign. Politics and theaters mixing, what a time to be alive!

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FinanceGuru September 14, 2023 - 8:59 am

No matter your politics, you got to admit, this is bad PR for someone running for reelection. And in her second term already? Ouch.

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GreenActivist September 14, 2023 - 10:27 am

vaping in a public space, especially indoors? If it’s true, that’s just irresponsible given the current health concerns.

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TechSavvy September 14, 2023 - 2:53 pm

So Twitter is now called X? When did that happen? Kinda overshadowed by Boebert’s escapade, but still.

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CarFanatic September 14, 2023 - 7:43 pm

If the security footage doesn’t show her vaping, why is she being accused of it? Seems like a media spin to me.

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