If you love movies like we do, then you’ve all been in this position before: you’re sitting in a crowded theater (sometimes right in the middle and surrounded by strangers you’d have to crawl over), and you suddenly have to go to the bathroom really, really bad. You sit there quietly, squirming in your seat, trying to figure out when the very best time to make your move would be. You hope the scene where everyone is sitting in a room talking out a gameplan will be the perfect moment, but deep down you fear that you will return to find out the zombies came in and ate everyone’s face right when they figured out the perfect strategy!
Well, fear not, someone got the brilliant idea of making a website where you can go and find the ideal moments for your much-needed potty break, right down to the very second. The site is called RunPee, and it knows your pain and is here to help.
The site offers up all of the latest movies out in theaters and a bunch of other classic movies. It looks like it’s still in its early stages, but it’s for sure an extremely handy tool. When you click a title, a time bar at the top marks any locations where a bathroom break is optimal; click each marker to see how many minutes into the movie the scene is, how long you would have to make a break for it, and a brief description of the scene you would miss. For those who hate spoilers, the scene description is scrambled and you have to click it to see what it says.
Once you find the best spots, you can write a note or enter them into your phone and take you with them instead of taking out your phone in the theater.
One thing is for sure: I certainly wish I had this option a few years back — it’s rather ingenious!