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Massachusetts Theater Shows Saw 3D Instead Of Megamind

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theater accidentally shows saw 3d instead of megamind

Okay, so theaters make mistakes. Sometimes the popcorn is stale. Sometimes the soda is flat. Sometimes a theater shows a preview for Jumanji when you're about to watch Jumanji. These things are forgivable.

This Is NOT forgivable but it is HIGHlarious!

At Showcase Cinemas in Revere, Massachusetts, parents THOUGHT they were taking their children to go see the kids movie Megamind.

They thought wrong.

Instead of showing a 3D family film, the theater accidentally started playing Saw 3D instead. Apparently parents got nervous when the previews seemed a bit "advanced" for children.

Once the theater realized their mistake, the children were told to cover their eyes during the horrific scenes of violence onscreen while they dealt with the problem.

Um….why didn't they immediately stop the movie? Or tell the kids to leave the theater? There are def a few better ways they could have dealt with that situation.

Here's what Dolph Rau, an upset father had to say about his traumatized child:

“He came and slept with us and we thought we had gotten past that years ago. He said that he had a few nightmares. Again, all that I would like to see come out of this is that its not going to happen again.”

To make up for their mistake, the movie theater gave the children one free ticket each. RIGHT! As if the parents would EVER take their children back to that theater!

How would U react if U took your kids to see a family movie and Saw 3D started playing?

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60 comments to “Massachusetts Theater Shows Saw 3D Instead Of Megamind

  1. 1

    I would definitely take my kids and leave the movie theater and ask for a refund. I hate the Saw movies, can't even watch them myself.

  2. 2

    Not surprised that this would happen in Revere. If you've ever been there you would expect this to happen.. Welcome to REVEAH KID!!!!

  3. 3

    I guess they 'saw' too much

  4. 4

    Pig-vomit Mario would have been ecstatic had gay porn been shown.
    Whoops, sorry kiddies, that was MegaDick, not Megamind.

  5. 5

    Quit being so fucking dramatic. It's a simple mistake that was fixed and it is forgivable

  6. 6

    not a big deal.

  7. 7

    It was a mistake, any parent complaining doesn't get my sympathy. At first sign of an issue, I would get up WITH MY CHILDREN and go to the management to inquire about the issue. Once resolved, my kids and I would enjoy the movie. The kids would see 'hey, mistakes happen' and how to properly deal with it and just move on. No drama, no 'I am never coming back here again', no expectation of further compensation than to have the issue resolved…proper adult behavior.

  8. 8

    I would be angry and upset beyond belief. I do everything in my power to keep my children from seeing anything remotely like that anywhere. My kids are only 6 and 4 and I would take them to megamind, but saw???? I don't let my kids watch tv on anything other than kid channels and never at night, I don't let them go online to anything other than kids' sites. I monitor everything they watch. I was a kid who saw way too much and I lived in fear. I was an isomniac and had anxiety problems. My point is that I do this not just in fear of them getting a little disturbed, but because many people have genetic predispositions to being more sensitive to this sort of thing. If my children saw something like this, it could really affect their childhood. Children are not ready to process things that we as adults can barely comprehend. I would be suing mad. Way more than the price of admission.

  9. 9

    Re: Rubber Rat – Absolutely the truth… OK wrong reel stop the movie put on the righ eel… I mean "My kid had a nightmare and had to come sleep in my bed" So sue the movie theatre for teh mental anguish is where tis is going I assume!

  10. 10

    i live in that area. during the summer i went to that theatre to see inception and they played toy story 3.

  11. 11

    What's the big deal? Everyone makes mistakes! They gave out free tickets and that was fair. Parents need to start taking some responsibility! An "R" rated film will have appropiate movie trailers for the movie, so, if you notice that the trailers don't really "fit" the movie, then that should be the first clue that something is off. Instead, these parents sit through the trailers and then continue to watch the beginning of the movie. Where's the common sense? They probably were playing "stupid" in hopes of getting something out of nothing.

  12. 12

    I've been in a theater when that happened once. they immediately stopped the film once they realized it was the wrong movie. THEN the light burnt out on the same movie. We were refunded

  13. 13

    Re: Tricia Peever – Grow up and stop living in a bubble! It's parents like you that ARE damaging kids! Why sue? For an unintended mistake? Disgusting! You are damaged goods and need to stop imposing that on your kids freak!!!

  14. 14

    Re: No One Particular – Well said!

  15. 15

    I let my little guy watch zombie land once….bad idea!

  16. 16

    They should sue to get some money out of it, lol. That's the American way…

  17. 17

    Oh wow, people need to get over themselves. First off if you have legs you can get up. You have legs and a brain and all you have to do is pick yourselves up and grab your kid. I would think within a minute you would figure out that they were showing the wrong movie. I would imagine if the kids saw anything the theater will give them some free coupons, and the parents should explain how they make these movies rather than be so horrified about the whole thing. I didn't see Saw so I don't know if they showed something horrendous in the first few minutes, and if they did that would be hard to explain, but that is a parent's job.

  18. 18

    uh yea, they should have removed the kids. The opening of Saw - the chainsaw scene, is just too much for kids and regardless if they couldn't see it the words they heard and sounds were enough to scare.

  19. Dolby says – reply to this


    Oh grow a pair parents. Your brat will live.

  20. 20

    at the start of the film the certificate always comes up saying the film and rating…

  21. Low says – reply to this


    Pu$$1es… toughen up kids.

  22. 22

    Someome had to have done this on purpose or something. I worked for the same company in another theater in MA and there is no way to play the wrong movie without knowing. Each movie comes in a reel. These reels need to be set up. There is NO WAY that someone did not know that that projector didn't have the right movie in it.

  23. 23

    And none of those parents that are complaining have EVER made a mistake with their kids?… they never accidentally said something in front of their kids they shouldn't have? These parents need to shut up and teach their kids that erasers are put on pencils because people make mistakes.

    Parents are only complaining to look for some type of pay-out!

  24. @v@ says – reply to this


    I'd take the kids out for a little walk in the lobby until they find the right movie.

  25. 25

    The Saw movies, the commercials are enough to put me off them as an adult. I'd like to know if the titles run BEFORE an opening scene of after. If the titles run after a gruesome opening scene, then I can understand the shock of the parents…but they should have gotten up and left the theater with their children as soon as they realized that the movie playing wasn't ANIMATED (duh), rather than wait and see. Better safe than sorry. I would have asked for a refund and a comp, but I would have expected a "free movie pass" to any theater owned by the same company (in my area Regal Cinemas have 4-5 within a 10 mile radius). Clearly this theater has had similar mishaps in the past, based on others comments. Ultimately, the parents weren't doing a very good job of paying attention to what was happening on screen…I mean, who really thinks the beginning of Saw 3D is an ANIMATED film? Both sides should share in blame. *I do feel sorry for the children who did see graphic and terrifying images; children are innocent and should not be exposed to anything so realistic and horrific…why is the Saw series even considered entertainment? It's grotesque and glamorizes sickness and human depravity. Revolting!

  26. 26

    Re: Tricia Peever – wow and your kids will terrified everything like you were because of your over obsessive parenting.
    i work in a cinema and this has happened before - Saw V played instead of some kids film. and the 'kids were asked to cover their eyes while the scary parts played and they solved the ssue' is utter rubbish - the reel will have stopped the second the mistake was noticed! over protective parents trying to milk a small glitch for all its worth. as usual.

  27. 27

    Re: Tricia Peever – My mom used to let me watch sometimes a couple of horror part from V (Im talking more than 20 years ago), yeah I had my nightmares… but Im definitely not a serial murderer or an alian lizzard wannabe lol. I think you are SO overreacting, poor your kids, I can imagine how you have them.

  28. 28

    I'd walk out and get my money back - that's about it. Why stay?

  29. 29

    i wouldnt go to that theater anyways… i live in mass. and there has been rumors about that theater having bed bugs for months now. nasty.

  30. 30

    I work at a movie theatre…and yes these things happen. If you think about it we are a 20 theatre building, with movies starting and stopping from 10am-10pm AT LEAST. Accidents do happen, films switch theatres multiple times during the day. Yes, its unfortunate. Yes, the customer reserves every right to complain and receive a refund. But have you everrrr seen anything but child appropriate previews before a movie? You have to know something is up. Yes, the theatre is responsible but so is the parent.

  31. 31

    Re: Jamie DeLaurier
    At our theatre kids movies are played in larger auditoriums during the day when children come see movies. But the same theatre is usually used for a different adult movie at night. Shit happens, plain and simple.

  32. 32

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  33. 33

    That happens all the time.
    No big deal.
    Can't believe this really made Perez.

  34. 34

    What boggles me more than them playing the wrong movie is the parents that STILL SAT THERE and let their kids be exposed to it - then running online and bitching about it. They have just as much power as the theater regarding what their children see - they couldve gotten their asses up and taken their children out instead of acting like they witnessed a live execution and are now ~*~ExTrEmElY tRaUmAtiZeD~*~.

  35. 35

    I work as a movie theater projectionist, so I can understand how the movies could have been started wrong (For example, two movies in the same theater, alternating show times), but we're also trained that we are to stand there and watch the trailers! If we make a mistake and start the wrong movie, we STOP the movie, call down to management, explain what happened so they can go in and inform the guests their movie will start back up in a few minutes. Who ever runs this theater needs to go back to Projection 101.

  36. 36

    Re: Kime13 – when you work in a cinema with 20+ screens, with films starting 3 at a time, that is near on impossible.

  37. 37

    I find this totally ironic, because this same exact thing happened to me and my family in a movie theater in california. My mother, myself, my fiance, my little brother (9) and his friend all went to go see Megamind, however the previews started and it was for movies like 'Priest', which were already scaring the kids and we gave them the benefit of the doubt and stayed for a bit. However, as an avid horror movie watcher, i know the begging of the saw movies, the gears and then the twisted picture barbed wire. As soon as this happened, i jumped up and told people to get their kids out, because saw was playing. Me and a couple other parents witht heir children went to outside immediatly and had the ticket counter call a manager, who immediatly stopped that film after a few minutes of confusion over what happened. It was absolutly horrible. I was very pissed, and very frustrated. I understand people make mistakes, but when it comes to something like this, how does THIS happen? There was about 20 children in there, who lucklily were all removed befor eany graphic scenes were shown. Everyone was very frustrated, however besides the refund for our originial tickets, we were given nothing else, and just had to sit and try to watch Megamind, though the movie experiance was ruined by the drama before. This seems like an oddly common problem…

  38. 38

    However aside fro my story i would like to add i find it so rediculously idotic that these parents didnt remove their children. My first thought was i jumped up and told everyone in the theate to get the children out. Children have very fragile minds, and while in the future they will be OK, if they did see something (which the very first scene after the gears (which was enough for me to notice) it is very difficult for their minds to understand at this time. Some kids would be fine and some would be destoyed completley. So i would think they would make everybody leave. As was the case with us, everybody in the theater left. This seems like common sense to me, because you cant really bitch about it if you sit there and let them be in the same room. I can say i understand the commerical thing though, as we sat there, many parents made comments about how strange it was for the adult commercials to be playing. None of us (im assuming) had every worked at a movie theater, so i didnt think about how they are on the same real as a movie, just that it was odd and they would probably fix it, because i always thought someone was required to be up there (at least for a little while). I do though think it is rediculous for the parents to sue the movie theater. I would be much happier with our movie theater if they had even given us a free ticket. Sueing the theater because you kid had a nightmare is dumb, people make mistakes, even big ones. Its a big deal, but not THAT big of a deal.

  39. 39

    The Saw movies are for numb, dumb, inarticulate grunting derelicts. Not suitable for kids OR adults of any respectable mentality. Get it straight, theaters.

  40. 40

    Re: Rubber Rat – Uhm, you don't seem to understand how traumatizing a movie like Saw can be for a child. It's a CHILD.

  41. 41

    Re: fabooirishgirl – I think she's insane, too. But do you really need to be pathetic and resort to insulting?

  42. 42

    Re: MrsLaura – Any good parent doesn't. Yes, people make mistakes, but as people have said, that same theatre has done this a lot. If I was them I would complain so this mistake would stop happening.

  43. 43

    Re: Watchers – Yeah, that is stupid. People have a right to be mad, but come on, any sane person would have taken their kids out when the movie started.

  44. 44

    Re: kayykatastrophii – Actually I do because it makes me feel better bitch. Just keepin it real!

  45. 45

    Jesus H. Christ! You people that are commenting that children that were present in the theater during this incident are pretty much mentally ruined for the rest of their lives are just plain ridiculous. It's the parents that need psychological help. I have a 4 year old and we went to see Megamind last week. It would have tipped me off in about 2 minutes into the previews that maybe it was the wrong movie. As soon as the movie started, I would have had her happy ass out in the hall until the situation was resolved. I wouldn't have sat there with a coat over her fucking eyes letting her listen to "Saw." Some people really shouldn't reproduce…

  46. 46

    the parents just sat there with their kids waiting
    wow lol
    hey as a kid meaning when i was like 3 my parents let me watch horror movies & didnt bother me at all, i was more disturbed by the never ending story, the labyrinth and other psychedelic movies!

  47. 47

    As a parent of two small children I don't understand how you would stay in the theater long enough for your kid to have nightmares? Now I have not seen Saw but unless the first shot is something horrible (which is possible) I don't get it?! I would have just told my kids to get up and walk out and go to the management to have the situation fixed, but then I am a pretty calm person for the most part. What did these idiots think that Megamind and Saw were so similar that they were confused, I just really don't understand how your kid was in there long enough to have nightmares.

  48. 48

    somebody's gonna sue for millions, just watch n wait!!

  49. 49

    Any normal parent would have taken the kids out as soon as the movie started if not before.

  50. 50

    Wow. Are you f*cking kidding me? The first 5 minutes show TWISTED PICTURES then a bunch of SAWS and blood.

    Yeahhhh stupid ass parents.

  51. 51

    If the parents were so worried about the content that was showing up on screen why didn't they just leave the theater?

  52. 52

    advanced apologies, but this story is HIGH-larious!! lol..I was screaming my a&% off during the first scene of Saw. omg!!! poor kids…

    i do agree with the other posters, though. Accidents do happen.

  53. 53

    Big WHoop….. I was 5 years old the first time I seen the exorcist. I'm 39 now and still not possessed or spewing green bile.. nor does my bed float and head spin 360's. Iv'e been around a lot of the young kids today, they are way more advanced than parents give them credit for.. and not always good advance. Lastly, just read the news or watch it.. it's just as bad as movie.

  54. 54

    Re: fabooirishgirl – Not at all and calling me names certainly doesn't help make your point more valid. Deciding that I am the problem with society based on the little bit of information that I gave you is naive and ignorant at best. How old are you? Do you have children?

    People always argue…"it's the parents responsibility to (fill in the blank)."

    This is true. Children are our responsibility and letting them see things that their developing brains are not ready for creates very unnecessary stress and worries for children. Have you ever tried to soothe a child who is in a panic from the persistant nightmares that they are having? I doubt it, because it is very clear from your response to me that you don't have any children of your own. I'm going to guess that you are a very opinionated 18-25 year old girl, who unfortunately just doesn't have the experience to back those big opinions up.

    BTW. I don't impose my own issues on my children, I very thoughtfully decide what is important for them and what isn't.

  55. 55

    Re: CBenji – sure but even just a moment of saw would likely be extremely graphic and disturbing, even the sounds would be if you managed to get their eyes covered up on your way out.

  56. 56

    Re: MrsLaura – making a mistake with your own children is your mistake to make, someone else who you are paying to entertain your children is an entirely different matter.

  57. 57

    Re: whateverrr134 – I think the thing is that no one knows what actually happened. Clearly I am commenting simply on the premise of being shown "saw". If I were there, I would have been out very quickly, but I still would have been upset about my children seeing previews for any movies that would be advertised opening for saw.

    It is so gross how quickly people jump up and attack and judge me, without really considering my words.

    As for my kids being terrified, I highly doubt it because I am actually giving them the chance to build up a sense of safety in their worlds. Currently my kids don't have nightmares or anxiety problems. If they manage to get through their childhood watching age-appropriate material, you think this will damage them?

    Did you read that my children are 4 and 6, that is kindergarten and grade 1, very very young. Keeping them safe and happy is not obsessive parenting, it is responsible parenting. Period.

  58. 58

    Re: bleahf – oh, really…you can imagine how happy and well-adjusted my kids are? Good for you, I did a good job eh?

  59. 59

    Re: kayykatastrophiiRe: fabooirishgirl – keeping it real means being judgemental and ill-informed and striking out at people? Your points will be given so much more consideration if you learned to deliver them respectfully.

  60. 60

    Re: cryonix – kids shouldn't watch the nes either until they are a little bit older.