London theatre pulls an Oscar troll on audience

The Rio in Dalston, London reacted to the biggest screw-up in Oscar history by ‘mistakenly’ showing ‘La La Land’ in a screening of ‘Moonlight’, reports The Independent.

Published: 02nd March 2017 02:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd March 2017 02:42 PM   |  A+A-

By ANI

LONDON: Remember the Best Picture fiasco at 2017 Academy Awards? A cinema in London, found a perfect way of encashing on it.

The Rio in Dalston, London reacted to the biggest screw-up in Oscar history by ‘mistakenly’ showing ‘La La Land’ in a screening of ‘Moonlight’, reports The Independent.

“It wasn’t the actual feature film, but, a few seconds from a teaser trailer,’ the Rio's duty manager told Time Out, adding, "we shut it down, then, and did a bit of fumbling to make it look like we made a mistake.”

The audience present in the theatre, reportedly applauded and burst into laughter as soon as they got to know, what the community cinema was up to.

On a related note, the Rio has extended its run of ‘Moonlight’ by a week following its Best Picture win.

The film, won three Oscars, including Best Director for Barry Jenkins and Mahershala Ali, winning the Best Supporting Actor award.

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