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« on: September 10, 2018, 11:05:44 AM »

Ever had a strange experience in a theater?

When I saw "Bladerunner 2049" i was the only person in the whole theater. No one disturbed me obviously, but it was still an oddly disquieting experience.
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2018, 01:42:42 PM »

I had that happen when I went to see LEAVING LAS VEGAS at the Joy Theater in Tigard, OR with my friend.  No one else in the theater.  The concession stand vendor was so bored and perhaps in need of cash they offered to sell us a bottle of wine!  It was nice being able to openly talk about the movie during or shout out reactions.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2018, 03:33:08 PM »

I forget what movie I was watching at the time but years ago I was in a theater when the film literally broke. Lights came up, the management asked us to please give them ten minutes or so to fix the problem. Ten or fifteen minutes later, the movie started up again, and a little while later - SNAP! It broke again. The management then gave up, apologized, and offered everyone a refund.
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2018, 05:34:46 PM »

I forget what movie I was watching at the time but years ago I was in a theater when the film literally broke. Lights came up, the management asked us to please give them ten minutes or so to fix the problem. Ten or fifteen minutes later, the movie started up again, and a little while later - SNAP! It broke again. The management then gave up, apologized, and offered everyone a refund.
That happened MULTIPLE times at a theater I used to go to-- the WASHINGTON SQUARE theater in Tigard, OR (long defunct).  The film would break/burn or the projectors would fail.  I almost walked out of GOLDENEYE for this reason but they fixed it just in time.  I did walk out of ALIEN3 due to this, and they tried to cheat me out of a refund!  They ended up giving me a free ticket to a showing on another day (when I couldn't attend, naturally) AND my money back.  All for the better; as it turns out, it wasn't very good.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2018, 07:37:16 PM »

I once ate about half a packet of cola flavoured sweets in the cinema. I thought they tasted weird so I stopped eating them. when I got out into the foyer afterwards I realised each individual one was wrapped and I'd been eating them with the wrapping still on.
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2018, 07:39:15 PM »

I've been the only one in the theater at least two times.  Once for Pathfinder, the other one was the fourth Resident Evil movie.  I want to say there was a third time, but I don't remember the film.

When some friends and I say The Dark Knight, there where a few people in costume.  I know it happens, but it was the first time I saw someone do it.

Finally, there was the time I saw Rifftrax live and the film was Mothra.  One person several rows down from me (I was basically in the back row-he was closer to the front.) he opened his phone.  The young couple sitting a few seats down from me began shouting at the top of their lungs for him to turn it off.  They were way more annoying then anything he was doing.
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2018, 07:48:23 PM »

One issue I had was being in a theater with few people in it and someone had pretty obviously sh-t in his pants duribg the 15 minutes of commercials before the movie began.  I tried to it ire it,  I moved away and finally I followed the few other viewers out and the manager gave us coupons.  The guy ran out the side exit and they aired out the theater and wiped his seat after stopping the show.

I was told there were some people who did stuff like that,  including literally defecating in a theater chair and running out. Some have been caught thru DNA. I was also told it happened more in big cities.
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2018, 10:24:49 PM »

I once ate about half a packet of cola flavoured sweets in the cinema. I thought they tasted weird so I stopped eating them. when I got out into the foyer afterwards I realised each individual one was wrapped and I'd been eating them with the wrapping still on.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH YESSSS!  TeddyR TeddyR TeddyR Cheers

I don't know why, but this really hits me in the funnies.  I've microwaved some leftover pizza and wondered what was this oddly plasticky taste. Found out it was wrapped in cling flim. This didn't happen in a theatre, but similar thing.
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2018, 10:34:14 PM »

One issue I had was being in a theater with few people in it and someone had pretty obviously sh-t in his pants duribg the 15 minutes of commercials before the movie began.  I tried to it ire it,  I moved away and finally I followed the few other viewers out and the manager gave us coupons.  The guy ran out the side exit and they aired out the theater and wiped his seat after stopping the show.

I was told there were some people who did stuff like that,  including literally defecating in a theater chair and running out. Some have been caught thru DNA. I was also told it happened more in big cities.

That's messed up. Something similar happened to me in a department store changing room. I was trying on some jeans, when I heard a strange spattering sound on the polished concrete floor. Under the raised wall in the changing room, I could see through to the far changing booth where there were a man's feet and a spray of descending liquid.

Without thinking, I left my changing room and approached the door of the booth at the end. I knocked on the door and asked if the person in there was okay, then dashed up the aisle to the attendant.

Yeah, at that point I realized I wasn't wearing any pants or shoes.

So, the attendant sees me, this guy with no pants, rushing up and telling him that there's someone in the last booth p**sing on the floor. At first he didn't believe me, but I told him I was serious. He went to the booth and confirmed, then ran to get security.

In the meantime, I put my pants back on and exited the changing room. The door of the far booth finally opened (dude must have had a massive bladder or engorged prostate) and an oldish Asian man in a overcoat emerged, giving us sunny smiles.

As I left, I saw security approach this man. I have no idea what happened after that. Cue X Files music.  Buggedout
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2018, 10:57:44 PM »

Okay, so my last two posts had nothing to do with being in a theatre, so here are a few.

1. A friend and I went to see Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in a wonderful art deco era theatre (The Rivoli in Camberwell, for those who are curious). The movie started, but the screen was black. The soundtrack played, but there was nothing on the screen. Someone must have told the attendants, because the sound stopped and someone came to apologize. The movie ran without a hitch.

2. I often remember seeing The Fellowship Of The Ring in the cinema. Apart from being a fantastic film, it was unexpectedly violent and scary in the final battle of Saruman's orc army clashing with humans and elves. When the credits ran and people left, there were a few very small kids being led out by their parents, their faces wide eyed and silent. I wonder if any of those kids are reading this now, and remembering how traumatized they were by Lord Of The Rings.

3. In more recent years, I saw Snow White and the Huntsman. The directorial style was pretty wack, and there was a fair bit of smeared/flared footage which made me wonder if the projector wasn't correctly focused. I went to an attendant and asked if this was the case, because a lot of the movie looked either very slightly out of focus or 'doubled'. They checked, and all was fine. I guess it was just part of the style.

The following isn't my experience, but it sure sounds spooky:

https://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2015/03/daily-2-cents-strange-vacation-at.html

"During this spring break vacation around late March of 1977 there was a special showing of the film Bugsy Malone where only children were permitted to attend. It was during the film that I started to feel a bit disoriented. I heard some other children crying and I heard the sound of someone throwing up. At one point in the film I got up from my chair to leave, but I was quickly escorted back to my chair by an usher in a black suit and black hat. I saw one or maybe two more men in black suits at the back of the theatre. After the film was over I felt just fine and I never did complain to anyone about that experience."

And there is a great thread from 2003 about weird cinema experiences here:

http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,31625
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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2018, 11:37:09 PM »

I forget what movie I was watching at the time but years ago I was in a theater when the film literally broke. Lights came up, the management asked us to please give them ten minutes or so to fix the problem. Ten or fifteen minutes later, the movie started up again, and a little while later - SNAP! It broke again. The management then gave up, apologized, and offered everyone a refund.
That happened to me also... it was... NAKED LUNCH (1991) !!!  The film broke... twice!  Honestly, I don't remember no refund, but I think we'd've expected it. 

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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2018, 12:35:49 AM »

Later I heard that some people have done the 'take a dump in a movie and rush out' that in some cities they call it a ''sh-t 'n run". Sometimes it's an ex employee,  sometimes it's someone who is some sort of hater on one of the stars,  sometimes someone does it because he/she known an ex is taking a date to the movie. One guy did it at a star trek movie and got caught,  he admitted he did it because he hates ''trekkies'' and wanted to ruin their night.  Man, it opened up a whole new perspective of just how sick come people can be.  I think the guy in my case was a dope head who just lost control maybe due to drugs.

Then there was this...   https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2015/02/woman-poops-vomits-fifty-shades-theater
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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2018, 12:49:19 AM »

Later I heard that some people have done the 'take a dump in a movie and rush out' that in some cities they call it a ''sh-t 'n run". Sometimes it's an ex employee,  sometimes it's someone who is some sort of hater on one of the stars,  sometimes someone does it because he/she known an ex is taking a date to the movie. One guy did it at a star trek movie and got caught,  he admitted he did it because he hates ''trekkies'' and wanted to ruin their night.  Man, it opened up a whole new perspective of just how sick come people can be.  I think the guy in my case was a dope head who just lost control maybe due to drugs.
 

When the perpetrator took a dump, this is what Sven was looking at: 

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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2018, 02:35:01 AM »

Xxxxing @$$hole. If only this board had a block list,  and yeah I'm making even less effort to deal with my typing difficult since you're trying to taunt me over it,  b!tch.
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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2018, 04:20:01 AM »

Finally, there was the time I saw Rifftrax live and the film was Mothra.  One person several rows down from me (I was basically in the back row-he was closer to the front.) he opened his phone.  The young couple sitting a few seats down from me began shouting at the top of their lungs for him to turn it off.  They were way more annoying then anything he was doing.

reminds me, someone's phone went off when I saw THE GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING  right at the exact moment in the film where Scarlett Johannsen recreates the iconic pose from the Vermeer painting. and it was one of those really crappy early 2000's-era bleepy bleep bleep ringtones. It couldn't have been timed any better (or worse), people got seriously annoyed...I just thought it was funny.


I once ate about half a packet of cola flavoured sweets in the cinema. I thought they tasted weird so I stopped eating them. when I got out into the foyer afterwards I realised each individual one was wrapped and I'd been eating them with the wrapping still on.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH YESSSS!  TeddyR TeddyR TeddyR Cheers

I don't know why, but this really hits me in the funnies.  I've microwaved some leftover pizza and wondered what was this oddly plasticky taste. Found out it was wrapped in cling flim. This didn't happen in a theatre, but similar thing.

that's a classic.  I've managed to bake a frozen pizza before with the styrofoam base still attatched, and not realise till I took it out the oven. (didn't eat it though)
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