Thursday, January 12, 2012

A strange night at the movies

J had been wanting to see Warhorse, a movie showing in the area.  We decided to go tonight (7:15 pm screening time) and see it in Sand Springs.  As we entered the theater, people were milling around in the lobby.  We entered the seating area of the multiplex, one of eight theaters in the complex.  We immediately noticed that we were the only people in the room.  About two-thirds of the way through the movie, I needed to pee.  I went to the restroom out by the lobby.  As I walked out, I noticed that we were still the only two people in the screening room.  Out in the lobby, there was not a soul to be seen.  No one was selling tickets; no one was at the concession stand.  Some of the lights had been turned off.  When I re-entered the screening room, I remarked to J that the lobby was vacant and we were still the only two people watching the movie.

After the movie was over, we walked out to the lobby.  Still no one was in sight.  Our car was the only car parked nearby.  It had snowed about an inch while we were inside.  We got into the car and drove home.  I was starting to wonder if we were in the twilight zone.


Pastor Galen said...

I want to know if you ever found out what happened?

Dan Nerren said...

No, Galen, I never heard any more about the event. I suspect that the theater is on hard times. There was no ticket taker that night. Anyone could have walked into the theater and chosen any movie to watch without buying a ticket. As far as I could tell, there were only two employees there: the ticket seller and the projectionist.