Movie mix-up shows ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ to ‘SpongeBob’ audience
I came across this story earlier this week and wanted to share my single degree of separation with this story. The funny thing about is that the opposite happened in what’s likely the same theater the night before.
I guess I’ll have to come clean and admit that I saw 50 Shades of Grey with my wife – but when you have an 18-month-old, you don’t get many opportunities to see a movie in the theater and be able to participate in pop culture conversations (at least that’s what I’m telling myself to sleep at night). Back to the point.
By the time we got into the movie they were deep into the previews, which seemed strange to that they all seemed to be for animated movies. I was wondering if maybe the studios were really trying to appeal to the soccer-mom demographic. We finally get to the “featured presentation” part, which fades into a panning zoom of an island, flashing the words “Nickelodeon Studios Presents”. At that point everyone took out their phones to illuminate their ticket stubs, wondering if they were in the right theater. A good 5 minutes pass before the movie stops and they change things over. From the looks of things it looks like they didn’t fix the problem by the morning.