The first screening of ‘Noah’, starring Russell Crowe and directed by Darren Aronofsky, at Vue cinema in Exeter had to be cancelled last Friday because – get this – the venue flooded!
The screening was scheduled to begin at 12:15pm, however the multiplex remained closed until after 2pm because staff who had arrived earlier on had found the building a bit wetter than usual.
Rather than a divine rainstorm, the flood was said to be caused by a burst pipe.
The irony was not lost on would-be viewers.
#Irony The day ‘Noah’ was released, Exeter vue was flooded overnight because of a burst pipe!
— Gareth Jenkins (@GarethDJenkins) April 7, 2014
A spokesperson for the Exeter Vue later blamed the ironic incident on a malfunctioning ice machine, saying: “We can confirm that there was flooding at Vue Exeter on Friday 4th April due to a fault with an ice machine.
“We are open for business as usual and are working with engineers to get this issue resolved as quickly as possible.”