Theater Accidentally Played "The Curse Of La Llorona" At "Detective Pikachu" Screening
On Thursday, a Montreal theater accidentally played The Curse Of La Llorona, an R-rated horror film, instead of Pokémon Detective Pikachu, leaving families fleeing and children in tears.
According to Gizmodo, YouTuber Ryan George was in attendance for what should have been the family-friendly mystery adventure film.
He live-tweeted the experience.
According to George, the theater played trailers that did not match a family audience, starting with Annabelle Comes Home, which left kids crying.
It was followed by the trailer for Joker, and then Child’s Play.
Then “The Curse Of La Llorona” began to play, showing a mother drowning her child.
George told Gizmodo, “When the image of the mother drowning her kid showed up on screen, several people left the room to go warn the theatre staff.”
The theater reportedly stopped the film five minutes in, but the damage was already done for some.