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DID FLORIDA KIDS WATCH RACY TRAILER?

December 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Magnolia Pictures has denied that its trailer for the sexually explicit Nymphomaniac was screened accidentally to a family audience in Florida who had bought tickets for Disney’s animated Frozen. The report first appeared on Gawker.com and quickly spread to other news-related websites. “If the Gawker Frozen story is true, it would’ve had to been uploaded from the Internet and repurposed by a particularly twisted projectionist,” Magnolia spokesman Matt Cowal told TheWrap.com. Some suspected that what likely happened was that the projectionist began screening another R-rated movie, the Dallas Buyers Club, that is showing at the Regal-owned theater in Tampa Bay. In a statement, Regal said only that an “incorrect movie” was screened “for less than two minutes” It added, “After the correct movie was shown, our manager gathered the audience to apologize and offer future visits for free.” The exhibitor said that the audience applauded the apology, but, interviewed by a local TV station, a Tampa Bay grandmother was clearly not impressed. “It seemed like forever when you’re trying to, you know, cover a little guy’s eyes. I didn’t have enough hands to cover his ears too and he got the sound down real good.”