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UK theatre forced to cancel 'Noah' screening due to flood


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 3:38 PM -

The man upstairs may have it in for the Hollywood film Noah.

About a week after an L.A earthquake prompted theatre evacuations during screenings of the movie, staff at the Vue cinema in Exeter, England were forced to cancel their first showing due to flooding.


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"We can confirm that there was flooding at the Vue Exeter on Friday, April 4, due to a problem with an ice machine," a spokesperson for the cinema told local media.

If all this wasn't strange enough, co-star Emma Watson is said to have fallen ill after drinking contaminated water on set, prompting the film's director to ban the use of plastic bottles.

Media analysts have high hopes for the film which stars Russell Crowe and depicts the biblical story of Noah, who builds an arc to protect his family and two of every animal species from a destructive flood.

According to Bloomberg.com, it grossed $44 million on its opening weekend, despite the L.A. quake.

This isn't the first time the elements have put the kibosh on a movie, albeit temporarily.

In February, producers of the Hunger Games series had to put their work on hold when a dangerous ice storm slammed Atlanta, Georgia.

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