A couple of months ago, I discovered an app called RunPee. And the name is fitting – it tells you when you can run and go pee during a movie and not miss important scenes or climatic points. This is a major plus when you’ve paid a small fortune to sit in a dark theater with a bunch of strangers. And it’s conveniently available for Android, Apple and Windows mobile phones for free. Score!
At first when I heard about the app I thought “Oh OK. that’s handy for parents when they take a child to a movie. Kids often have unpredictable bladders, right.”
One major plus is that the app will often provide multiple options on when you can make your fast exit. It’ll describe a cue or scene that’s going to happen and you’ll also know how long you have (when James Bond says “blah blah” you have four minutes). There’s a description of what you miss and the app even has a timer if you’re really concerned about cutting things too close.
Oh and if you’re someone who’s often late for movies (I never am because I LOVE watching pre-movie trailers), the app also have a quick rundown of the first three minutes for all movies. I’m a total Sheldon Cooper when it comes to the movie theater. I’d rather sit and wait an hour for a movie to start so that I have a decent seat and avoid missing the trailers. But if you do find that getting snacks is taking longer than expected or there was a last minute bathroom visit, you’re covered.
And for those of you who aren’t pregnant or taking a child with you – haven’t you been to a movie that was really long and you either had to gamble and hope you didn’t miss something good or suffer through the pain and discomfort until the credits started rolling?! I did the latter when seeing Inglorious Basterds a few years back. Not fun!
So whether you’re at a movie with a wee one, or you are someone who has to wee a lot due to an over active bladder, this is a really handy tool to help make your theater visits the best they can be.
Some take away advice – make sure you do your research before the movie starts. Know what signals/cues are coming up so that you’re not trying to access your phone during the movie. You could end up having someone sitting nearby give you a tongue lashing or worse.