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Dark theatre

Ryan and I went to see The Dark Knight yesterday. We’d talked about it last week but decided against braving the crowds. Yesterday, I picked up the tickets after work and met him at the theatre at 9:30 p.m. for the 9:55 p.m. show. We got in just fine but there was a line at the entrance to the cinema in which the film was showing. Then the ads started. The feature presentation started somewhere between 10:10 and 10:15. Ridiculous, frankly.

The film itself was good. I don’t want to comment to specifically both because I don’t want to spoil it and also because I didn’t see it all. Did I go to the washroom and forget my ticket stub? Fall asleep? Get sick on popcorn and have to leave? No, none of the above.

The power went out with 15 – 20 minutes to go. So we watched over two hours of the film, and the power outage left us just short. When the power came back, the projectionist started the film, but nothing came on the screen. Just hearing it wasn’t exactly satisfying. We soon learned that the rectifier blew when the power returned.

Translation? No movie. Here’s your free pass for another movie some other time. Thank you, come again.


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1 Comment

  1. _Don

    Man, that sucks. I went to see Braveheart and the same thing happened sort of. Something went wrong with the projector. The sound didn’t work and then the film must have come off its track. In the end, we got free passes for another movie. At least this didn’t happen near the end — that was a long movie to miss the end (yeah, I know I could just go read what happened).

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