Viewers of the new Wes Anderson film, Moonrise Kingdom, a whimsical love story set in 1960s New England, were so distracted by the blurry screen inside s over the weekend that they complained to management and, later, publicly on Twitter.
"On Friday night I went to see [Moonrise Kingdom], and the focus was definitely off for the entire time," said Matt Spiegler. "It seemed to improve slightly about 15 minutes into the movie, but it was never really properly focused."
Though Spiegler didn't get up to complain, he was certain that someone else went back to let the theater know during the showing.
"The edges of the screen especially were very blurry," he said. "You could really see it any time any text was on screen."
Still, it was only one showing.
But when another weekend moviegoer—author, actor and humorist John Hodgman—took to Twitter to complain about blurriness during a Saturday screening of the same film at Cobble Hill Cinemas the following evening, Spiegler knew it wasn't just his imagination.
Hodgman's own tweet implied that he did get up to make a "polite comment" regarding the blurriness, which went unremedied for the remainder of the film.
Calls to Cobble Hill Cinemas to receive their comments on the matter yielded no response.
Have you experienced a blurry screening at the theater recently? What's your biggest summer movie pet peeve?
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