Many years ago, a girlfriend and I went to the theatre to watch The Prestige. In case you’re unfamiliar, it was that movie where Batman and Wolverine played dueling magicians. It had already been out for a long time and we were pretty excited to find that we were the only ones there. We picked out the best seats in the place and got comfortable. Shortly after the previews started, two other people walked in. One of them was wearing a bowler hat and a long cape. This wasn’t something you saw every day in our small city, but it was incredibly appropriate for the movie and I’m all about personal style. We were a bit bummed that we couldn’t say we had the theatre to ourselves anymore, but we really couldn’t complain. But then they came and sat down right next to me. To make things even more awkward, the one wearing the hat and cape turned and stared at me for an uncomfortably long time.
We could have just moved, but
we were there first I didn’t want to seem rude. The staring continued periodically throughout the entire movie and I just sat there, ready to pull out my wand and cast a stunning spell at a moment’s notice. Maybe they were just waiting for the perfect opportunity to pull a coin from behind my ear.
Have you ever had any awkward encounters at the movie theatre?