Would you go to the toilet during a movie in a theater?

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  1. Paul_D

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    There's nothing I hate more than having to leave a theater during a film to use the restroom. Generally I'd wait until my bladder burst before missing even 1 second of a film I was really enjoying!
    How does everyone else feel?
     
  2. Rain

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    I'll hold it.
    Unless the movie really sucks.
    I made it through 15.5 hours of Berlin Alexanderplatz without so much as glancing away from the screen. Mind you, there were "intermissions."
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    This is why I don't get the large drink "for only 25 cents more!"
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    I have never left a cinema auditorium during a screening for ANY reason including a pee...I just hold it in!
    However, there was this one time when I was absolutely bursting and....well, you don't want to anymore! [​IMG]
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    I would go before, or after. It would have to be the runs mate before I would leave the presentation.
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    I usually hold it as long as I can and I do deep breathing exercises and meditation so I can last a little longer. Hmmm....Maybe I'll try using a bedpan next time. [​IMG]
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    You guys are so lucky I had diarrhea once while watching a film a long long time ago in a cinema far far away (I think it was Flesh Gordon, hey I saw this in the cinema so kill me!), anyway I was squirming in my seat all thru the movie, with my stomach making all kinds of weird disgusting noises, you would think I had an Alien chestburster inside me, anyhoo the seats next to me were soon vacant, and I was soon alone in my section of the fleapit, I didn't want to miss a second of the movie so I was rolling around, changing seats, standing up, sitting down, danced a jig and as soon as the end credits appeared I literally flew towards the toilets at ludicrous speed, I heard the toilets were condemned after that episode.
     
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    Yes. You can't enjoy the movie if you really need to go.
     
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    I had to once, it was an emergency, there was no alternative. The movie was Tomb Raider, however, so it wasn't that difficult for me to break away from it.
    [Edited last by ChrisV on November 14, 2001 at 07:45 PM]
     
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    quote: you would think I had an Alien chestburster inside me[/quote]
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    The only reason I would go to a rest room during a movie would be to flush the cell phone of some rude person who feels he/she needs to converse on during a movie. [​IMG]
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    When ya gotta go you gotta go!
    I would be so distracted trying to stay in my seat having to hold it that it makes more sense to just go as fast as possible. Yes, this means I might not wash my hands! [​IMG]
     
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    Only twice when I was younger.....
    -The Fugitive when I was 13....I stupidly drank my entire Coke during the first 10 minutes of the movie
    -Little Women when I was 15....yep, you guessed it: I stupidly drank my entire Coke during the first 10 minutes of the movie.
    Since then, I've had to go every now and then, but have made it all the way through the film with no problems. And these days I RARELY buy a popcorn/drink (exceptions: Alliance Atlantis theaters and Cinecenta, which have damn good of both, and even then it's a small drink) anyway, and mostly eat and relieve myself beforehand.
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    Jason, I thought you had your own porta-potty with you at the theaters. Hell, the theater owners could spring for it just from your business! [​IMG]
     
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    I always make sure to take care of business before I go in, but if I have to go, I hold it if it's my first time seeing the movie, if it's my second, i'll go. But this rarely happens anyway.
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    I would hold it!
    Don't wanna miss a sec.
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    If I have to go bad, then I go. I also can't enjoy a film if my bladder is aching & no movie IMO is worth that particular discomfort.
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