Harry Potter and the Inopportune Fire Alarm
Went out with Jill and my mom tonight (hey, every once in a while you have to spend time with you mom, right?) to see Harry Potter at the Festival Edwards in Anaheim Hills. The movie was great, until the last ten minutes or so. Well, I think it would have been another ten minutes, I don’t really know because somebody pulled the fire alarm right during the climax of the movie. During the magic wand lightning duel these strobe lights started and the screen suddenly went black. I thought it was part of the movie. It took me a second to figure out what was going on, I’m sure the annoyingly loud buzzer helped me in my realization.
After some navel gazing we finally filed out of the theater. Luckily there wasn’t actually a fire, I was the fourth to last person through the exit and had there been a real fire I’m sure I would have burned to death.
After a sort wait outside the fire department showed up, and after a further wait the move theater announced they would give everybody with a ticket stub a voucher for another movie. So I’ll be going back to see Harry Potter some other time this weekend.