Chorley Empire Community Cinema have had to cancel showings of Miss Saigon this weekend due to technical reasons.


We’re very disappointed to cancel but it was unavoidable.


We have invested in new equipment and technology to show the film, but the distributor Universal decided at the last minute that we didn’t meet their standards. We sent our set-up to them weeks ago but they only confirmed the cancellation on Thursday this week.


It’s very frustrating, as we have done tests and it would have looked brilliant. We know we can show it and they know we can show it – but they won’t let us.


Hopefully we can work on this for future events but we’re very sorry to let people down.


Ticket holders are advised to return to where they bought their tickets for a refund.  You can also show your ticket at any future Stage on Screen event to get the lowest-price ticket for that show.


If there’s demand, we can try and show Miss Saigon over the Christmas period however in the meantime it is showing at Cineworld Bolton, and will be available to buy on DVD from 24th October.


CADOS have also announced a change to their season, with The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) replacing the previously announced One Man, Two Guvnors. Tickets are still valid for the replacement show but refunds are available if requested.


It’s very rare we cancel shows but then this happens in the same week. We had to drop the original play for practical reasons, but hopefully people will be happy with the replacement, which is a very funny show


All other shows for Chorley Little Theatre should go ahead as planned, with new events being added all the time.