Cinema apologises after screening horror advert before kids' film

Cinema apologises after screening horror advert before kids film

Cinema apologises after screening horror advert before kids film

First published in News

A CINEMA has apologised after showing an advert for a 15 certificate horror movie during the screening of a children’s film.

Youngsters were left horrified after turning up with their parents to see the PG-rated Lego Movie at Clacton’s Century Cinema in Pier Avenue on Sunday.

Before the film was screened an advert was shown for new television series Bates Motel. It is a prequel to the 1960 Hitchcock movie Psycho.

One dad, who took his son to see the film, said: “It was a bit bizarre as one of the adverts was for Christmas at Tesco.

“Then this advert came on for Bates Motel. It wasn’t too graphic, but a bit creepy and scary for the children.

“Some of the parents sitting near me said they were shocked that it had been shown as there was a 15 symbol flashed up when it started, and the Lego film was a U certificate.”

Adam Cunard, general manager of the Picturedrome Electric Theatre group, apologised to customers.

“The advert was in for one show on Saturday. It was a mistake and was taken out straight away,” he said. All I can do is apologise.”

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