Cinema fans - eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new BladeRunner 2049 film - were disappointed when the disc wouldn't play in the projector at Carlisle's Vue Cinema.

Fans - who had bought tickets for the eaglerly anticipated movie - had to be turned away from the Botchergate cinema last night.

Lee Carr wrote on Facebook: "Carlisle Vue cinema projector not working with BladeRunner discs. No showings until further notice. Welcome to Carlisle."

A Vue spokesman said: "Unfortunately due to technical difficulties, our preview screenings of BladeRunner 2049 on October 5 at Vue Carlisle were cancelled.

"All customers affected were given a full refund and complimentary tickets to see the film at another date of their choosing and we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

"The problem has now been rectified and we have been screening BladeRunner 2049 since this morning."

BladeRunner2049 is the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic, directed by Ridley Scott and based on Philip K Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, starring Harrison Ford as a “blade runner”, a futureworld cop whose job is to track down and kill disobedient almost-human androids known as replicants.