Sunday 19 November 2017

Bond fans shaken, not stirred by delay at Dublin Spectre premiere

Daniel Craig with fellow ‘Spectre’ stars Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci
Daniel Craig with fellow ‘Spectre’ stars Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci
Laura Larkin

Laura Larkin

Bond fans in Dublin were left disappointed when one of the first showings of 'Spectre' in the capital was pushed back due to a technical glitch.

The Savoy Cinema on O'Connell Street could have done with some of 007's technical know-how when the eagerly awaited film failed to transfer properly tonight.

A manager on duty at the cinema said they managed to keep everyone informed when they realised there would be a delay.

Most people were happy to wait an hour for the film to be screened, he said.

The film was screened in a 500-seater cinema last night and most people opted to stay, he told the Irish Independent.

"We did everything we could and we refunded anyone who couldn't wait. It was just really unfortunate," the manager said.

The film was due to run at 7pm - the first screening scheduled for the landmark cinema in the capital.

The Savoy confirmed that they were able to run the movie at 8pm for fans who stuck around.

"People were very understanding. It was just an unforeseen technical problem.

"The movie didn't transfer properly and we just realised it wasn't there [when it was due to begin]," the manager explained.

"It needed to be 'ingested' or transferred again which took around an hour.

"We did our best to keep everyone in the loop and people were very good about the whole thing."

Some disgruntled customers took to social media to express their disappointment with the technical failure.

Irish Independent

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