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.

7 Comments so far

  1. Dave Share (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 1:13 am

    Sucks! I had that happen once…except no one got up…we just sat and waited for them to start the movie again. And we STILL got a free ticket after too!

  2. Mike Randall (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 1:22 am

    Maybe it was someone trying to keep their kids from seeing witches and wizards and stuff.

    Na, that wouldn’t happen in Orange County, now would it?

  3. Michael Doss (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 2:28 am

    My expireince was considerably better tonight. IMAX theater full of kids, and they all kept quiet, and no one had cell phones. Great picture and sound, and no fire alarms.

  4. isis (unregistered) on November 21st, 2005 @ 2:40 pm

    Keep worshipping Satan.

  5. Grant (unregistered) on November 21st, 2005 @ 11:39 pm


    I’ll be sure to. It’s the only fun thing to worship these days.

    Kindest regards,
    Your friendly Satan worshipper

  6. Michael Doss (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2005 @ 12:46 pm

    Yay Satan!

  7. Terry Chen (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2005 @ 3:26 pm

    How random. My friend was there that same night. Must be a popular theather

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