Thursday, November 11, 2010

Share Your Random Movie Theater Moment

It’s interactive day here at Sean’s Ramblings. I’m looking for you to share a time where you experienced something unusual in the movie theater. Since it’s my blog, I’ll start.

I saw The Fifth Element at the Pyramid Mall movie theater in Ithaca, New York. There weren’t many movie theaters in Ithaca (actually this may have been the only movie theater in Ithaca), so this was a pretty popular place often made up of college students. For some reason, I went to see The Fifth Element on opening night. It was a packed theater to see Bruce Willis in the future. Anyway, the opened credits concluded with “and Luke Perry.” At this moment, there was a collective groan throughout the packed movie theatre which then led to audience-wide laugh. I guess no one realized that Perry was going to be in the movie and no one wanted to see Perry in a movie.

Your turn. Go!


Andy said...

I saw all three Star Wars Special Edition releases at the Uptown Theater in Cleveland Park (I was in college at the time). The spectacle of theater goers dressed in costume (Imperial stormtroopers, Jedi, a few Boba Fetts, even an AT-AT) was more than enough entertainment.

But the story doesn't end there. A moment similar to your Fifth Element one was when the trailer for Batman & Robin (the one with Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy) ran before the movie. The movie looked (and turned out to be) absolutely horrible, with Arnold's ridiculous one liners, other cheesy dialogue, and terrible effects. When the trailer ended, the huge audience collectively, loudly, booed in outrage. It was hilarious.

Brendon said...

In fourth grade I crapped myself at the movie theater. I think it was Weekend at Bernie's.

Maybe I should have saved that for TMI Thursday.

lacochran's evil twin said...

After years of participating in The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Key Theater in DC, I went to see it with some school friends in Teaneck, NJ. There were about 10 people in the audience and I was the only one shouting things out. I stopped shouting and sat there glumly. It's not a very good movie without audience participation. :( Worse that that, I had a snotty classmate from Germany there who took this opportunity to point out how she didn't see what the fuss was and weren't Americans strange.

Sean said...

Sorry that I'm only replying to your now. Andy, Hand of Godard & Lacochran - Thank you very, very much for sharing. I like your stories. Hand of Godard - You saw Weekend in Bernie's in 4th grade?