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Elwood Cinemas moviegoer revived after collapse at showing of 'Jersey Boys'

A moviegoer watching a showing of "Jersey Boys" in East Northport had to be revived on Saturday after he had trouble breathing, authorities said.

Alan Berkowitz, third assistant chief of the Dix Hills Fire Department, was the first of many rescuers to arrive on the scene. He said when he got to the Elwood Cinemas, he found patrons had already placed the 67-year-old man in the aisle and were trying to help him breathe.

Berkowitz said the man's heart then stopped beating and he stopped breathing.

After a round of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator, the man was revived.

Alfred Orlando, manager of the Elwood Cinemas, said the rescue occurred during a showing of "Jersey Boys."

"The whole auditorium was very concerned," Orlando said, adding that patrons applauded after the successful resuscitation. "I just hope and pray the guy's all right."

The man was taken to Huntington Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, according to authorities.

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