Don’t you just hate it when you’re at the premiere of a new zombie thriller and a fire alarm goes off during a crucial scene?
Okay, maybe it’s never happened to us before either, but it certainly resulted in a whole lot of traffic jams at the Toronto Film Festival.
The Cured had been showing at the Ryerson Theatre on Saturday evening.
But more than an hour into the film, an alarm started sounding and the lights were turned on.
The movie, which stars Ellen Page, initially continued playing but staff soon appeared and told audience members to evacuate the building immediately.
Fire alarm during “The Cured” @ a really [seems like] intense scene. Couldn’t find out before being evacuated. 😞 First time for everything?😭
— Laura (@MissLaura317)
Fire alarm during THE CURED cleared out the Ryerson. Something tells me I might not get closure tonight.
— Bob Turnbull (@TheLogicalMind)
Someone @ me how THE CURED ends because I kind of just want to go home ¯_(ツ)_/¯
— Brad Brisco (@BradBrisco)
There was a general air of drama and confusion… but the building reopened after around half an hour.
Most importantly, the zombie thriller resumed from where it left off.
Otherwise that could have been one hell of a cliff hanger.
All is good and we’re now back in Ryerson Theatre for the remainder of The Cured. This was definitely a first 😐
— Mark Churaman (@MarkChuraman)
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