Disney and JJ Abrmas went out of their way to prevent any Star Wars: The Force Awakening spoilers leaking onto the internet early, refusing to put the film forward for awards in order to avoid handing out sampler film DVDs to judges.
While attending a midnight screening, likely in the hope of avoiding any spoilers in the coming days, some fans' experiences were ruined after a malfunctioning projector skipped a huge segment of the film, revealing the ultimate twist prematurely.
A student of the University of California, Los Angeles, Erik Melendez caught the action on his phone, showing hundreds of fans standing up and shouting “NO, NO!” at the projectionist. Watch the spoiler-free clip below.
Projector at Star Wars midnight 3D show at the Arclight ruined, stopped, then started again towards the end of the movie. The movie was spoiled and everyone in the theater went crazy. NBC LA ArcLight Cinemas ABC7 Disney J. J. Abrams Oscar Isaac Star Wars Star Wars: The Force AwakensPosted by Erik Melendez on Friday, 18 December 2015
Melendez wrote alongside the clip: “Projector at Star Wars midnight 3D show at the Arclight ruined, stopped, then started again towards the end of the movie. The movie was spoiled and everyone in the theater went crazy.”
Looks like you’re not safe from spoilers anywhere, not even in the cinema.
In other Star Wars news, Daniel Craig’s cameo in the latest film has been revealed, while it was also revealed that Chancellor George Osborne was thanked at the end of the credits.
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