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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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Comment icon #40 Posted by Pop Vulture on 25 October, 2012, 22:15
Families settling down to a showing of Madagascar 3 ended up with Paranormal Activity 4 instead. 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
Quite wrong. When you don't know the existence of something, you are not mentally affected by it, especially when you are a child. If you never see a ghost or anything horrible in your lifetime, it's impossible to have such image in your brain, that's how it works. Hence, the kids will never have nightmare. Kids can learn little by little, from book, from movie later when they are mature enough. You don't really need a horror movie to train one's brain, there are many different methods. A human can live up to 80+ years old, so it's not hurt just to wait more few years till the kids grow up, th... [More]
Comment icon #44 Posted by The Unseen on 26 October, 2012, 2:54
Paranormal activity is a comedy, what's the problem? lol 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
Yea I can see what you mean... But when the child gets to see how fake it all is and they understand that none of it is real.. they are just people pretending for TV, they no longer feel fear.. well that is how it was for Becky... She saw the making and behind the scenes of Jeepers Creepers 2 ... She was amazed how they made the creeper fly... She said.. Oh I would love to do that ( with the wires ) ...but I couldn't wear all that rubbery make-up the man wears for the movie yuck.. how does he stick it ? I just told her - He gets paid lots of cash to wear the make up lol She hasn't seen the mov... [More]
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
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. 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 Di... [More]


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