I just got back from seeing (most of) Signs, and I'm in a really bad mood. Here's the story.... My girlfriend, Grandmom and I went to go see the 7 o'clock showing of Signs at the Annapolis mall theaters. Seeing how the movie is a brand new release, the theater was showing the movie on screens 1 and 11. The first theater in the theaters are usually the biggest, and in this particular case, THX certified. Seeing as how I'm in a bad mood, guess which theater was not showing the 7 o'clock Signs? You guessed it. Lucky ol' 1. We make our way into theater 11, which by no means was small, but definitely was no where near the size of 1. As the previews started rolling, the sound kept cutting in and out. Major bummer! The previews are a big part in the movie going experience, you know? However I must admit, it was nice not having to hear the stupid Crown Theaters promo, "I'll be working my way back to you, Crown!", song. However the previews ended on a sour note, cutting out the first half of the THX trailer. To my surprise, theater 11 ended up being THX certified, and the moment the THX sound cut back in (during the loudest peak of the sound), the whole audience jumped and yelled like a bomb just went off. I don't know why my instincts didn't kick in and force me to tell a manager about the obvious problem. I just thought the problem would go away when the movie started. -INSERT Murphey's Law here- (anything that can go wrong, will go wrong) Throughout the first half of the movie the sound did the same every now and then, going out and kicking back in during important scenes no less, but for a while it behaved properly. I'd say with about 30 minutes or so left in the movie, the sound completely cut off, and refused to come back in. I was still willing to give the movie a chance, even though at this point I was about ready to demand a refund or free tickets anyway, but no dice. The sound just gave up and we were stuck with a good ol' silent film. At this point my lip reading skills kicked in at full force, allowing me and only me to understand the film's dialogue in it's full glory. But seriously folks, this film got me so excited towards the end, and now I don't know how it ended because me and the rest of the crowd got up and walked out. Some people threw things at the movie screen, while others simply resorted to foul language. I didn't want to upset my girlfriend or grandma, so I quietly left with everyone else. We all tried to make our way into theater 1, which started Signs a half hour after theater 11 did, to catch the end of the film. But the theater employees were gaurding the doors like bouncers or something. Oh well. The manager came out and gave us all free tickets. We ended up getting an extra one by accident So I need some support right now. Can life go on? Does anyone here have similar experiences they can share, or possibly offer me some suggestions as to which movies to use the free tickets for? Is it worth it to go back and watch the entire film over again just for the ending? Thanks fellow HT forumers for listening. After the movie my girlfriend Christine asked me if I was ok and my reply was, "I'll be fine, just as long as I can visit the Home Theater Forum when I get home".