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  • 27 July 2014, 2:55

Secret Cinema Cancels Back To The Future Again

Film lovers due to attend Secret Cinema's Back to the Future extravaganza have been left disappointed after the event was cancelled for the second night in a row.

A statement posted on the firm's Facebook page at 4pm this afternoon declined to give further details.

"Unfortunately we have no choice but to cancel tonight's performance," it said.

"As you can imagine we are hugely disappointed and share the immense frustration you are all feeling.

"We would like to offer you tickets to another date. Should you not be able to attend you will receive a face value refund for tonight's ticket."

The firm later issued a press release stating the event would not launch until Thursday and anyone unable to attend would receive a full refund.

Fans who had booked £53 tickets for the show immediately took to the firm's Facebook page to express their anger, with many exasperated at the lack of information.

Sidney Moore wrote: "All you need to do is give everyone a little more info and make these statements a little earlier in the day. You are destroying your own reputation."

James Dark added: "I think a lot of people would appreciate it if you could just explain one thing.... why?"

Fernando Pinho wrote: "Cancel a show is bad. Cancel an opening night three hours before its start is embarrassing. Cancelling a second performance three hours before, it is lack of respect. The most appalling PR I have ever seen."

The preview performance on Wednesday was also cancelled without explanation.

Organisers were expected to build a replica of the Back to the Future set at a location in east London.

But photographs circulating on social media websites suggested the site was still under construction. A statement posted by the company on Twitter at noon appeared to confirm this. 

It said: "To our guests: we have been working all night to resolve the issues on site and will soon send you a statement. Thank you for your patience."

The shows had been in huge demand with thousands of fans of the time-travel films snapping-up more than 60,000 tickets online. 

Secret Cinema was started by Fabien Riggall in 2007, with the events immersing film fans into the world of the film they have come to watch.

Past productions include Paranoid Park, staged in tunnels underneath London Bridge, and Lawrence of Arabia which was shown at Alexandra Palace.

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