noah theater floodIn a hilarious tale of life imitating art, one U.K. cinema had to turn away patrons hoping to catch a screening of biblical epic "Noah" last week -- because the theater had flooded.

Employees at the Vue cinema in Exeter, England discovered excess water in the building on Friday morning, and had to close the theater until 2 p.m. That meant that that the first showing of "Noah" -- the Russell Crowe-starring film from director Darren Aronofsky, which opened in the U.K. Friday -- had to be canceled.

While the film tells the tale of God destroying the earth with a giant flood, save for the people and animals aboard Noah's ark, apparently the source of the flooding at the Vue was a bit less dramatic.

"We can confirm that there was flooding at Vue Exeter on Friday 4th April due to a fault with an ice machine," a spokesperson for the cinema told local news outlets. "We are open for business as usual and are working with engineers to get this issue resolved as quickly as possible."

Ice machine or no, we're going to enjoy this bit of irony for a while. (And hope a similar incident doesn't occur when 2014's other biblical epic, Ridley Scott's "Exodus," opens later this year. We can't imagine a plague of locusts would be kind to a theater.)

[via Express & Echo, h/t Cinema Blend]
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