A planned cinema screening of four Doctor Who episodes has been cancelled with organisers blaming a BBC paperwork hitch for the axing.
The Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square was due to screen episodes Girl in the Fire Place, Blink, Midnight and Turn Left on October 27th.
However the venue says the BBC has asked them to pull the event after issuing “the wrong Screening Licence”.
In a message posted on its Facebook page, the cinema told fans:
“The reason behind the cancellation is that BBC issued us with the wrong Screening Licence and this was was only noticed by them once we’d gone on sale with the event.
“Even though we begged & pleaded for them to help us rectify this error (we even offered to refund ALL tickets and hold the event for free) the BBC have decided that due to time constraints they can’t licence our screenings and have asked us to withdrawn the event from our listings and cancel it.
“Although it is their mistake, we simply can’t proceed now that the licence for the screenings has been revoked. We’re really sorry to have to do this, but we must comply with the BBC’s request especially if we want to continue to work with them to do this again in the future.”
Fans who’ve already bought tickets will receive a full refund, including their booking fees.