Yesterday, we brought your attention to an aspect ratio problem during Fathom Events’ special “The Thing” 40th anniversary screening. Specifically, horror icon Mick Garris‘ detailed account of how bad the John Carpenter film was presented. We hoped Fathom would catch wind of this, and they have, issuing a statement about the entire thing.
No mention of refunds for those who experienced the butchered film, though. You can read the full statement below:
Dear Fathom Fans,
Your patronage and trust are of utmost importance to us. We know you come to theaters expecting the very best experience possible and we pride ourselves on being the provider of that experience.
We are aware that the recent showing of The Thing wasn’t shown in its original aspect ratio and the disappointment it caused. Wednesday’s scheduled event will be shown in the proper aspect ratio, so you can see the film in theaters, as it was meant to be seen.
Thank you for your patience and trust in us to bring you the very best in event cinema experiences