A cinema was forced to close on the opening day of the Noah movie, because it suffered a flood of its own.
Staff at the Vue cinema in Exeter, southwest England, were forced to close the venue after discovering the excess water just after 7am on Friday. The cinema remained closed until the afternoon, meaning that the first showing of the Noah movie had to be cancelled.
The Exeter Express & Echo reports that while it is unclear whether any animals had to be rescued, the irony was not lost on customers, with one tweeting: “#Irony. The day Noah was released Exeter Vue was flooded overnight.2
The film is expected to be one of the biggest biggest blockbusters of the season. It stars Russell Crowe and tells the biblical story of Noah’s bid to save the animals of the world from giant flood that will cover the whole Earth.
A spokesman for Vue cinema told the Express & Echo: “We can confirm that there was flooding at Vue Exeter on Friday 4th April due to a fault with an ice machine.
“We are open for business as usual and are working with engineers to get this issue resolved as quickly as possible.”