Families going to watch the new release of 12 Years a Slave were left disappointed today as they were turned away at Cineworld.
The movie, which is heavily tipped for Oscar success, was released across the country yesterday but Cineworld at Gloucester Quays will be showcasing the movie at the end of the week instead.
Staff told would-be customers there had been a mix-up and the film mistakenly hadn't been delivered to the newly-opened cinema.
But a manager there told the Citizen it had always been their intention not to list it until January 17.
Michael Purton who went to buy tickets for the show today was left disappointed. He said: “I have had to go to Cheltenham to watch the film instead.”
Angie Stone tweeted: "@cineworld disappointed that 12 years a slave is not showing at the new Gloucester Quays cinema. Any reason?"