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A special Sunday evening screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey at Arclight Hollywood was canceled after strike action from projectionists demanding better wages.
A 70mm print of Stanley Kubrick‘s sci-fi classic was to be shown at The Dome at Arclight Hollywood to a packed audience. However, hundreds of ticket holders, including director Eli Roth, were told the news of the cancelation about 30 minutes after the film was supposed to start according to a user on Reddit.
Striking projectionists, members of the IATSE 33 union, were picketing for better wages outside the theater as well as in the lobby.
Ticket holders took to Twitter to express a mixture of frustration for the canceled screening, worry about whether the screening would be reschuled as well as some expressing sympathy and support of the projectionists.
There was no news yet as to what date the screening will be rescheduled.
A work stoppage. pic.twitter.com/Al5TGw1nEL
— IATSE Local 33 (@IATSELocal33) April 27, 2015
— Mike Celestino (@mikecelestino) April 27, 2015
— JKOPP3000 (@JKopp3000) April 27, 2015
— Eron Rauch (@eronrauch) April 27, 2015
— Jeremy warner (@movie155) April 27, 2015
— Eli Roth (@eliroth) April 27, 2015
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