There are two movies out right now that couldn't be more different in terms of style, tone, and cultural import. On one hand, we have Fifty Shades Freed, the latest installment in the Fifty Shades franchise, a romantic thriller based on the book of the same name, which started out as Twilight fan-fiction. And on the other hand we have Black Panther, literally the very first mainstream black superhero movie, which is not only providing black protagonists and role models galore, but is also reclaiming narratives that have been historically co-opted and showing us all an important vision of black excellence in a world that all too often devalues and erases black people and history. Black Panther is groundbreaking and people are turning out in force to see it. So what happens when people who bought tickets to Black Panther are instead accidentally treated to a showing of Fifty Shades Freed?
That's what happened at a theater in Atlanta on Thursday, and Twitter user @ChefWaites caught it on video.
People couldn't stop laughing:
Others were concerned about whether Black Panther eventually played:
bruh I woulda been super heated. They get it fixed?— Crisis on Infinite Ritz (@Its__Ritz) February 16, 2018
Did the theater finally play Black Panther for you all?— ★Empress Amber★ (@SpoiledbyGod) February 17, 2018
Did they get yall right or said this the only billionaire who puts hands on people you gonna get?— Jimmy ValenTime (@Jimmyvalentime) February 16, 2018
Luckily, the snafu got sorted:
People shared their own stories about movie theater mix-ups:
Not unlike the time I went to see Thor: Ragnarok and they started to play the newest Saw movie by accident, many Marvel kids were almost scarred for life.— Rissa (@ninjacat1588) February 16, 2018
Lmao same theater accidentally started Kingsmen during my sold out opening night of Blade Runner 2049 and people FLIPPED— Greg F (@Books_Not_Wooks) February 16, 2018
When I worked as a projectionist for UCI cinemas back In The day I once accidentally put on House On Haunted Hill instead of A Bugs Life to a lunchtime sold out screen of families with kids... fortunately I changed it before it traumatised the audience.— Matt Bourne (@MattBourne_) February 16, 2018
This mishap was short-lived and the audience still got to be transported to Wakanda!