Movie Theater Pranks ‘Moonlight’ Viewers By Playing First 20 Seconds Of ‘La La Land’

Mashable- The world collectively cringed Sunday night as they watched the biggest screwup in the history of the Academy Awards. Now one London cinema has made light of the mix-up by pranking an audience at a Moonlight showing by playing the first 20 seconds of La La Land. Owing to an envelope mix-up, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway incorrectly announced that La La Land had won Best Picture. Halfway through La La Land’s cast and crew’s acceptance speech, the error was explained and the award handed to its rightful owner: Moonlight. Rio cinema in Dalston, east London, played the first 20 seconds of La La Land at the start of Moonlight on Monday night’s sold-out showing. “The audience got the joke straight away and gave a huge round of applause. We had a packed house that night and the response on social media has been fantastic,” says cinema director Oliver Meek.


LOL this is absolutely amazing. I'd like to give a round of applause to the owners of this theater for not only the idea, but the follow up on pulling it off. Genius. 

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