Going to the movies is more than just walking on sticky floors and sitting in germ ridden seats. It’s an experience! An expensive experience. And you don’t want to miss a thing that’s shown on the screen, so when the 64oz Double Gulp finally overflows your bladder, you need to know when to get up and go! Well, not to worry! There’s an App for that!
This article will provide some websites to aid you in your movie going experience.
RunPee – www.runpee.com
The website used to provide good points at which you could run out to the bathroom. Now the website is primarily so you can download their app, which is available on iOS, Android, and Windows. The app, however, is pretty cool. You choose your movie and when the movie starts you start a timer in the app. It will then count down to the next pee time, giving the user 3-5 minutes “that don’t have crucial plot twists, or LOL moments, or exciting action”. Along with the countdown timer the app will cause the phone to vibrate when a “Peetime” arrives. As an added feature it even has notes on after credit scenes.
MediaStinger – www.mediastinger.com
MediaStinger is a database of movie and video game “stingers”, an extra scene, picture, or audio clip during or after the credits of a movie or video game. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in particular has become famous for the scenes they have placed during and after the credits. MediaStinger will let you know not only if there is something after the movie, but based on fan votes, whether it worth staying to watch or not, which is important if you plan on seeing a second (or third) movie.
TheaterTag – www.theatertag.com
(First, a disclaimer: Nerdy Things Pod does not condone the activity referred to as theater hopping. By not paying for a movie ticket you are not just hurting the studios, but also the local theater operator. Please consider that when you think about not paying for a movie ticket.)
The schedules or my friends and I can make it difficult to get together to enjoy the movie going experience as often as we would like, so we often pay for and see two and sometimes three movies in a day, when we do get together. I recently discovered TheaterTag and am in love with it. I used to use Double Feature Finder and Movie Maddness, but TheaterTag is far superior. After putting in your zip-code, you choose date and theater you will be visiting, then select the movies you want to watch and how much leeway time you need after a movie for bathroom breaks, concession visits, etc. Your movies are then displayed on an interactive time chart, allowing you to mix and match movies and their times to find the optimum schedule.
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Contributed by William W. – William’s nerdy credits include purchasing the San Diego Comic Con exclusive Avengers Super Helicarrier and trading it for a signed cast photo from Stargate SG-1.