Secret Cinema cancels Back to the Future screening once again after leaving fans in the dark for hours

The company has still not explained their reasons for disappointing fans

Jess Denham
Monday 28 July 2014 09:22
Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd in 1985's Back to the Future
Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd in 1985's Back to the Future

Secret Cinema has cancelled the second Back to the Future screening after keeping fans waiting for hours after an official 11am announcement was due.

Ticket holders have been sharing their outrage on social media after receiving emails and texts confirming the event will not go ahead this evening. A Facebook message has also been posted.

"To all our audience, Unfortunately we have no choice but to cancel tonight's performance," the message read. "Secret Cinema has been running safe arts events for 10 years and on this occasion we have come across a number of issues that we have not experienced previously.

"The site is looking spectacular so please standby for further information about Saturday night's event. As you can imagine we are hugely disappointed and share the immense frustration you are all feeling."

A brief statement issued half an hour late this morning read: "Secret Cinema and all parties involved have been working urgently through the night to resolve the issues on site."

Nothing else was said about the "unavoidable circumstances" preventing the performance from continuing as planned.

Last night, fans had been preparing to gather at 5.15pm at London’s Hackney Wick station to be taken to a secret location for an immersive cinema experience.

But just an hour and a half before meeting, the announcement came that there would be no screening.

Founder Fabien Riggall has spoken of his "devastation" but the organisers have received little sympathy from disgruntled cinema-goers for failing to meet their expectations. Some fans had forked out for travel and hotels in order to make the event.

It remains unknown whether Saturday's showing will happen but, after today, fans will be anticipating being left in the dark for as long as possible.

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