3D Glasses Flipped Upside Down at Special Screening of Swan Lake in 3D at Ashford Cineworld Cinema (UK)
KentOnline.co.uk reports that cinema-goers say they were forced to wear their 3D glasses upside down, after a special screening of Swan Lake in Ashford left them disappointed.
What should have been a modern interpretation of a classic ballet soon turned to farce, after viewers claim the 3D effect was not working.
Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece was meant to have been given a modern flourish when Russia’s leading ballet outfit, the Mariinsky company, were beamed live into the Cineworld cinema at Ashford’s Eureka leisure park.
Using technology created for the film industry, used in blockbusters including Avatar, Hugo and Life of Pi, the ballet should have jumped out at viewers.
But due to an unknown technical hitch the unique performance, screened on Thursday, June 6, fell flat, leaving cinema-goers disappointed.
A solution was found when one bright spark in the audience suggested that they turn their 3D glasses upside down.