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The Rio cinema in Dalston played 20 seconds of ‘La La Land’ at the start of ‘Moonlight’

The Rio cinema in Dalston played 20 seconds of ‘La La Land’ at the start of ‘Moonlight’
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The cheeky staff at the Rio cinema pulled off a hilarious spoof of the monumental Oscars mess-up last night, playing 20 seconds of ‘La La Land’ at the start of ‘Moonlight’. Luckily the sold-out audience got the joke straight-away, breaking into a huge round of applause. ‘It wasn’t the actual feature film, but a few seconds from a teaser trailer,’ the Rio's duty manager told us today over the phone. ‘Then we shut it down, and did a bit of fumbling to make it look like we made a mistake.’

The Rio, a single-screen community cinema, has extended its run of 'Moonlight' and will be showing the Oscar winner for another week: 'It's perfect for our local audience.' 

And in other Oscar oopsie news, this might be the best of the memes doing the rounds. 

 


Here's how the Oscars mix-up happened. Eleven crazy moments from the 2017 Oscars everyone will be talking about. The night's full list of winners - and everything else you need to know about the 2017 Oscars 

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