Cinema plays horror film to kids
Children had an unexpected shock when a cinema played a horror movie instead of Madagascar 3.
Excited youngsters and their parents were looking forward to seeing animated film, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.
But their joy turned into utter horror when the projectionist accidentally played Paranormal Activity 4.
The film opened with a flashback to the first Paranormal Activity - featuring a woman's bloodied corpse being hurled at the big screen.
Around 25 families scrambled for the exit of the Cineworld theatre in Nottingham, reports The Mirror.
Natasha Lewis, 32, from Bulwell, Notts, took her eight-year-old son Dylan Lewis-Gray to the 10am screening.
She said: "I'm disgusted about it. It was only about two minutes worth of the film but it was enough to scar the children for life.
"It's a terrifying scene where a body shoots towards the camera. It's enough to make grown men jump - imagine the terror for these kids.
"All you could hear were children crying and screaming. Everyone was upset. Dylan doesn't want to set foot in the cinema again."
A Cineworld spokeswoman added: "There was technical error with the projector. We apologise sincerely."
what do you think?
"There was a technical error with the projector"..........err yes, TECHNICALLY there was an idiot in charge of it
hope that projectionist gets fired. I like those films but that would have messed me up if i went in there with the frame of mind to watch something light hearted and got that
Oh pleeaase! Fired? A mistake! Flipping ,eck!
As graham said above, there are kids who go to bed every night with morter rounds exploding all around them. Those kids will be fine having seen a few seconds of a creepy film! The cinema bosses will probably need to set up counselling for the children to get them over the "trauma" !
Oh, grow up Nicola, it's only a film for God's sake.
All thats going on in the world and this is news?!!! Me thinks some people are after some easy money!! Scarred for life not likely, try living in a war torn country. Get a grip britain!!
Lydia Rose Glick
You are aware this is the quirky news so it only does silly funny news?!
there probably wasnt anyone there in charge of it , all computer controlled these days
It's easy for us all to say we're not scared of films, now but even after a few decades of life, I remember watching one television program about paranormal activity. I was on my own for a week and they did a scene inside a loft/attic. Someone got attacked by demons in it and I didn't know if it was a real scientific study or some kind of a joke. It scared me for hours, even days.
That documentary is true. The ghost even followed her after she moved.
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It was proberly a technical error,because of modernisation of the projection equipment being digital,ratjher tha the good old fasion projecter with reels of film.
Probably. Rather. Fasioned. Projector.
Ah Matt my friend. When u try to look clever correcting poor folk like the spelling n.a.z.i u are, at least try and get your corrections right! I think you will find it is spelled fashioned. There is a h there. As to the need to correct, u clearly understood his message which is hardly an examination question response leaving correct spelling not an issue. This is orange quirky news. The reporters half of the time can't even get things correct
Touché dave! :-) no one likes a smart ar..se!
Lol lmao.nice 1 dave smith
Matt - no need. Maybe if David was being nasty about something but he wasn't! His post was perfectly understandable and now your misspelling of fashion means you have egg all over your face. From a very careless typist who frequently posts complete mince!
Haha! Sorry but this has made me laugh! Bet the kids loved it! :-)
Lisa Marie Williams
Ha ha love it. It was what 2seconds worth it wont scar them for life my daughter would of just turned round and said dont worry it not real
Lucky kids. I am dying to see that movie
This is funny, where has peoples sense of humour gone!
Reminds me of a friend of mine who sent her son to his pals house, aged five, with a video case containing what my pal thought were cartoons. But they'd put a french film called "Betty Blue" (not as bad as it sounds as it was a mainstream film. not a "specialised film, as the title may suggest)into the case by mistake. Anyone remember the opening scene to that film?
Would do the kids a power of good! Hilarious! Kids love that kind of stuff! I watched horror films as a kid & it hasn't done me any harm They'r letting me out next week! LOL!
Beats the Saturday Morning Matinee by a long stretch...