Friday, July 31, 2009

TGIF Special Feature: A Must-Read Before Hitting the Movie Theater This Weekend!

So you met up with friends before the movie and had some beers? Or maybe you're underage and drank a huge soda during the coming attractions? With this summer's hottest movies -- such as Funny People, Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen, and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince -- running 2 and 1/2 hours or more, how do you plan on making it through without taking a bathroom break? And how do you guess when it's a good time to take that break without missing the crucial action? Well, worry no more.

Dan Florio, creator of the Web site, has sat through the movies and jotted down notes and times -- all so you can slip out of the theater for a few minutes and slip back into your seat without missing anything important. And this month, Apple introduced the 99-cent RunPee application for its iPhone. Just click on the image above to download it from iTunes, and check your relief times in the theater. There's even a built-in timer that lets you know how long you've got until the next designated break!

And think about it -- this service is not only great for those bladder emergencies, but other reasons as well. Maybe you finally got a babysitter for the kids, but just can't fully relax until you check in? Or maybe you received a text message on your phone from your boss and have to follow-up, but don't want to disrupt those around you with a reply? Well now you know when's a good time to walk out to make a quick call or send a text. And let's not forget that you may not have had time to stand on a long line at the concession stand before the movie started. Now you know when you can get up to satisfy your cravings. So go...enjoy a nice long movie this weekend!


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great review here. You're the first person to point out all the various uses of the site. It's true, there could be many reasons to need to leave the theater during a movie. It's rare but it happens. It's like my grand-pappy always told me, "It's better to know when to pee and not need to than to need to pee and not know when to go." :)