A London Movie Theater Pranked a Moonlight Audience by Playing a Few Seconds of La La Land

After the epic Oscars gaffe in which Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty mistakenly named La La Land Best Picture before correcting their mistake and giving Moonlight the award, a London movie theater pranked an audience with a similar stunt. When a Moonlight audience settled into their seats, ready to see Barry Jenkins’s story of Chiron and Florida’s Liberty City, the theater played — gasp! — La La Land. It was only a few seconds, but enough for the crowd to be punk’d. “It wasn’t the actual feature film, but a few seconds from a teaser trailer,” the theater’s manager told Time Out London. “Then we shut it down, and did a bit of fumbling to make it look like we made a mistake.” Rest easy, PricewaterhouseCoopers: You’re off the hook for this one.

Theater Pranks Moonlight Audience by Playing La La Land