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Cinema shows wrong movie to kids by mistake


Posted on Thursday, 25 October, 2012 | Comment icon 49 comments | News tip by: glorybebe


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Families settling down to a showing of Madagascar 3 ended up with Paranormal Activity 4 instead.

The untimely error took place at Cineworld in Nottingham where dozens of young movie fans had sat down for a family-friendly screening of the new animated film Madagascar 3. Unfortunately due to a technical glitch it was clear that the movie that had started playing was anything but the cartoon romp people were expecting as a bloodied corpse was hurled at the camera within the first opening minutes.

"They started playing the movie and I thought - this doesn’t look right," said mother Natasha Lewis. "Everybody just scrambled for the exits, all you could hear were children crying and screaming. Everyone was very upset." Cinema officials offered their sincerest apologies over the incident and handed out refunds and free tickets to those affected.

"The Cineworld representative blamed the incident on “a technical error with the projector,” and promised to look into the issue."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #40 Posted by Pop Vulture on 25 October, 2012, 22:15
LOL This is "Hot" front page news? Is there nothing of interest happening lately?
Comment icon #41 Posted by Mystic_Investigations on 25 October, 2012, 22:40
You just know someone did that on purpose as a joke.
Comment icon #42 Posted by The Unseen on 26 October, 2012, 2:37
I'd be sueing the caca out of somebody,I mean Really,I would want to know who was in charge of the film and whap him over the head with the film and then start on him with my belt and end it with him straped to a chair having to watch the stupid Katie Perry movie a hundred times.Yikes I think that might be a little harsh.LOL
Comment icon #43 Posted by The Unseen on 26 October, 2012, 2:42
What? FlyingAngel your quite mistaken if you think children are not affected by things like that,Dont know where you get your info from but dang,YOUR WRONG.
Comment icon #44 Posted by The Unseen on 26 October, 2012, 2:54
The problem is it wasnt ment to be shown to children,It may be a comedy to you but to a small child who was expecting a cartoon it could mean endless nights of nightmares,Are you going to go to every childs house and sit by their bedside and wake them when they start screeming and crying? I think not. Even if that movie was a comedy it still isnt what you want your children to watch,It was a bad mistake for those clowns in Brittin.
Comment icon #45 Posted by coolguy on 27 October, 2012, 3:38
If i had a kid and this happened i would sue. Lol
Comment icon #46 Posted by deadarise on 27 October, 2012, 18:33
LOL!! Actually, someone who work at the theater must have sneak up in projection room and change the film and wanted to scared the kids XD!!! "technical glitch" have nothing to do with and it was just a prank.
Comment icon #47 Posted by glorybebe on 27 October, 2012, 18:56
yeah, I created a monster. We now ALWAYS watch the making of videos. I think it helps re-inforce the difference between make believe and reality. The problem is that so many kids can't differentiate between the two. Parents need to take the time and help thir children with this.
Comment icon #48 Posted by FlyingAngel on 28 October, 2012, 0:44
Just because you know something is fake doesn't mean when you watch a scary movie, you won't be scared. It's the sensation that bring to us, not a matter of believing real or fake.
Comment icon #49 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 28 October, 2012, 14:43
Absolutely.. When I was taught the difference.. I no longer felt scared.. I understood...and now I will watch the odd horror just for entertainment... Becky just likes the odd one or two that she has seen the making of.. but sometimes looses interest . She is more into her action, big special effects.. She loves her Disney / Pixar more .. She loves the funny horrors.. like The Adams Family.. she gets a kick out of those


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