Is karma having its way with Director Martin Scorsese after his recent negative remarks about Marvel Studio’s films? Well in-theater premiere of Martin Scorsese's highly-anticipated Netflix film The Irishman hit a snag during the screening.
Friday morning's 11.15am showing at New York's Landmark 57 Theater was cancelled with an announcement in the auditorium that part of the film 'was missing'.
The opening day showing was sold out and the audience was given passes to return the following week.
It appears to have been an issue with the digital projection system that was still not resolved by the theater's second showing, sending that sold out crowd home as well.
According to ShowBiz411, one theater-goer said:“After making reservations a month ahead of time to get good seats in the Fancy Landmark theater.
'[I] got there on time seeing an 11:15 am show yesterday. Theatre was packed all set to see it. When a usherette or whatever came down to make an announcement that they will not be able to show it because part of it was missing.'
As expected, havoc ensued and according to ShowBiz411, people were screaming and upset that they had traveled from New Jersey to see the film while other people threatened to call Scorsese himself.
On Twitter, one user wrote: 'Did anyone mention that the Landmark Theatre skunked it's movie goers on Friday's opening of The Irishman. They cancelled the shows due to technical difficulties. Now that's news. Not covered!'
This comes as theater-chain owners are already angry that the gangster film will have a limited big screen run before it goes to Netflix.
Netflix, which produced the $159-million film, had been trying to hammer out a deal with major chains over the conditions of a release.
According to the terms of the negotiation, The Irishman, which opened on Friday, will run for 26 days before it's made available to the streaming service's 158 million subscribers, reported The New York Times.
So, what do you think CritiX? Is karma having its way with the veteran Director? Or just plain old bad luck?