A family-filled audience looking forward to a screening of "Frozen" last Friday received a huge shock when they were shown a sexually graphic clip instead.

Employees at the Regal Cinemas in Pinellas Park, Florida, had to stall the start of "Frozen" after experiencing what audience members described as technical difficulties. To pass the time, they began playing what they thought was a black-and-white cartoon. Turns out it wasn't a cartoon.

What followed was a two-minute sexually graphic clip that one person who claims to have been in the theater says was the red-band trailer for Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac," which depicts oral sex, among other images not exactly suited for PG-rated "Frozen"'s core audience. Audience members were understandably upset by the mix-up.

"It seemed like forever when you're trying to, you know, cover a little guy's eyes," one witness, who was at the screening with her grandchildren, told the local Fox affiliate. "I didn't have enough hands to cover his ears too and he got the sound down real good."

Regal is reportedly still trying to figure out how the mix-up happened; they've offered free movie tickets to patrons by way of apology. Maybe older audiences hoping for a similar mix-up are what made "Frozen"'s opening weekend returns so high?

[via Fox Tampa Bay h/t Gawker]
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