Adults and kids expecting to watch Disney's G-rated animated flick at the AMC Empire 25 theater on 42nd St. were instead presented with a foreign film that opened with a young man committing suicide.
"It's pandemonium," Joshua Gallo, 30, told the Daily News as he rushed out of the theater with his 5-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter. "The kids are crying. The mothers are screaming for the managers to stop the film."
Terrified children didn't know what to do as they watched a young boy hang himself from a tree at the 8:45 p.m. screening.
After five minutes, "Andrea," a Spanish drama opening today, was turned off and "Chicken Little" was played.
Patrons got a coupon for a free movie.