Florida Theatre Accidentally Shows Nymphomaniac Trailer Before Disney’s Frozen


Although we’ve seen a handful of news stories like this before, you always have to wonder how such a thing can happen “accidentally.” Nevertheless, it appears that some unfortunate kids got a brief lesson in the birds and the bees this past weekend after a theatre in Florida somehow screened a sexually explicit scene before the Disney animated film Frozen. Witnesses say that there were technical difficulties before the movie started, so the theatre decided to throw on an old Mickey Mouse cartoon that may or may not have been Steamboat Willie. Suddenly the clip cut out and was replaced by a sexually explicit scene that played for approximately two minutes. Although the theatre claims that it was simply a random scene from the wrong movie, one person who was in attendance insists that it was actually the red band trailer for Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac. I’m not sure which seems more feasible, but it’s hard to believe that it wasn’t the result of a theatre employee pulling a prank.

The news was first reported by My Fox Tampa Bay (via FilmDrunk), stating that the accident happened at the Regal Cinemas Park Place Stadium 16 in Pinellas Park. Parents reportedly scrambled to cover their youngster’s eyes, although many of them still “got the sound down real good.” The theatre offered free movie tickets to those who were present and also promised to put safeguards in place to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Some of the furious parents have insisted that free tickets are not enough to make up for the blunder. After all, clearly there should be some additional compensation for the mental pain and anguish caused by nightmares of a nude Shia LaBeouf. On the other hand, I’m not sure what else they can do. What do you think, should the theatre do more to make it up to the families? Do you believe that it truly was an accident?

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  • devolutionary

    Offer a free screening for all parents to the premiere of Nymphomaniac. ;) Maybe even provide a lil something extra so the parents can afford baby-sitters for the night out.

  • Jason

    I reckon it was Tyler Durden!

  • PlanBFromOuterSpace

    At my theater, we got someone coming out of “Frozen” asking for a refund before it even STARTED, because apparently there was a trailer that mocked or insulted the idea of having a family that didn’t consist of opposite-sex parents. I’d seen these people when they had come in, it was a couple of gay guys that had kids, and this would usually be one of those things where I’d be like “Can you believe this stupid shit?” the second the customer left, but damn it, they were just so calm and polite about it. I couldn’t…

    Anyway, looking at what trailers were on the film, I couldn’t figure out which one was the offender. As far as this article is concerned, did the original story mention whether it was a digital print or if it was 35 mm? That should narrow down the list of suspects considerably.

  • Theo

    Project Mayhem is back!!!!

  • Loren

    Bath Salt Zombies and now this! Only in Florida!