Timing is everything when you’re locked into a great story – that’s why we like this RunPee app which helps you time your own bladder in the event of a good movie. However, we are not sure if it is a polite thing to do since it means you will have to have your phone turned on during a movie. Of course, it’s running to pee, so we think you should at least make it a fast trip and the app offers just more than one bathroom break per movie:
The RunPee tagline says it all: Because movie theaters don’t have pause buttons.
The RunPee app will give you a list of 1-to-4 moments in each movie when you can run and pee.
Movie lovers will also appreciate extra information on end-credits – whether it will be worthy to stick around or not. That’s a good to use the bathroom, we know, but if you miss it, you will have to sit through another movie and that’s just a vicious soda and popcorn cycle.
Here’s how some of the breakpoints are determined, according to the app makers:
How come some of your PeeTimes suggest leaving at important plot points? I thought the PeeTimes were for the boring parts!
Actually, it’s super hard to find PeeTimes in good, well-edited movies. But we don’t want to leave you with nothing. Sosometimes the PeeTimes are simply spots in the movie that can be easily summed up, so you won’t be lost when you get back.
For example, in Harry Potter 6, we have a PeeTime where you miss Harry getting his Advanced Potions book. It’s important to the plot, but honestly easy to miss: he gets the book and realizes someone smart – but unknown – owned it previously. Easy to sum up and now you know what is going on.
There has to be a scene of at least three-four minutes where you can skip out and not worry you wasted your hard-earned movie ticket money – we want you to be able to slip back into the movie and be able to pick up the gist of things. So we look for scenes that can be described in a few words.