A mix-up at a movie theater in Middletown, Ohio, led to a number of small children and their parents being shown a trailer to a horror movie instead of the children’s film that they were there to see.
Disney Pixar has recently released a family friendly film called “Inside Out,” and children around America have been lining up to see it. The projector for a normal matinee showing was accidentally loaded with a different movie, the new horror film “Insidious 3.” Although the mistake was discovered before the movie itself began, trailers and advertisements that were intended for older and more mature audiences began to play to the crowd of small children and their guardians. One trailer in particular, a preview for “Sinister 2,” appeared to arouse the ire of some of the parents. The promo to “Sinister 2,” a sequel to the 2012 film “Sinister,” depicts eerie and supernatural circumstances and implied that the children in the movie would face mortal danger.
Witnesses in the theater claim that it was not the children who became upset at the images projected on the screen, but some of the parents. The disturbing images in the short promotional trailer appeared to bother the adults so much that they began to yell and scream, causing a disturbance that attracted the attention of the management.
The offended parents demanded and received tickets to a new showing of “Inside Out.” The movie theater upgraded their tickets to 3d at no additional charge. They also issued a public apology. Many of the parents in the theater took to social media to express their opinion that no apology was necessary. They pointed out that the preview in question was publicly available on television and before other movies. Regardless of their opinion, all attendees still received tickets to a 3d showing of “Inside Out.”