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make sure you have the right Guardian loaded to go 01 Aug 2014 12:55 #41257

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Fans Shocked by Wrong Movie
Aug 1, 2014, 1:13 PM ET
By SARAH FIGALORA and MICHAEL S JAMES
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PHOTO: This image released by Disney - Marvel shows, from left, Zoe Saldana, the character Rocket Racoon, voiced by Bladley Cooper, Chris Pratt, the character Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in a scene from "Guardians Of The Galaxy."
This image released by Disney - Marvel shows, from left, Zoe Saldana, the character Rocket Racoon, voiced by Bladley Cooper, Chris Pratt, the character Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in a scene from "Guardians Of The Galaxy."
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It was the makings of a perfect opening night: popcorn, soda, great seats, the whispering of an excited crowd as the lights went down for a midnight first peek at "Guardians of the Galaxy."

The previews rolled, and then ... whaaaat?

"omg," one moviegoer tweeted. "they started playing rise of the guardians instead of guardians of the galaxy."

How in the galaxy did that happen?

"EVERYONE IN THE THEATRE IS CRYING," the tweeter added.

Then it happened again ... and again, apparently in more than one location, judging by the tweets.

Regal Cinemas, the theater chain cited in some tweets, did not immediately respond to ABC News' requests for an explanation or other comment.

In case you didn't know, "Guardians of the Galaxy," the comic book-inspired summer blockbuster hitting U.S. theaters today, is not the same as "Rise of the Guardians," a 2012 Dreamworks animated film in which Jack Frost, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny team up to fight the Boogeyman, according to IMDB.com.

Here's the synopsis of "Guardians of the Galaxy" from the Marvel film's official website: "Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe."

Different movie, see?

The mix-up seemed to occur at multiple Regal Cinemas.
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make sure you have the right Guardian loaded to go 03 Aug 2014 13:42 #41261

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Way to not screen your show first!
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make sure you have the right Guardian loaded to go 03 Aug 2014 13:55 #41262

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Ptwin wrote:
Way to not screen your show first!

Regal forbids all of their locations from doing ANY pre-screens.
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make sure you have the right Guardian loaded to go 03 Aug 2014 15:32 #41263

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They had to be sent the wrong dcp .. The error had to come from Deluxe ??
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make sure you have the right Guardian loaded to go 03 Aug 2014 20:13 #41264

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Nope. Regal is doing a kids movie series and and Rise of the Guardians is included. Apparently they had keys that didn't expire until the end of the series. When they built the playlist, they mistakenly grabbed the DCP for Rise of the Guardians instead of Guardians of Galaxy, because the names were pretty similar.

Now, my big issue besides the lack of pre-screening, is that they should also notice that the runtime on Rise of the Guardians is waaaay shorter than Guardians of the Galaxy, so even with the confusingly similar DCP names somebody should have caught on that the run time is nearly 25 minutes shorter.
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make sure you have the right Guardian loaded to go 16 Aug 2014 00:08 #41306

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We don't fully pre screen but we at least start every new build through the preview process,make sure every cue works and that the correct movie starts, then fast forward to the lights on and ending cues to make sure they all work.
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