Are you headed to the movies to see the latest blockbuster release? Are you going to get a jumbo sized popcorn and soda combo to enjoy during the feature presentation? Are you certain to regret your decision to supersize your combo when you are squirming half way through the movie because you need to use the rest room?
If this scenario seems all too familiar, then you need to grab the RunPee app, free from the iTunes App Store! (Note that the app has been pulled from the Android Market pending an update, but you can go to m.runpee.com from your smartphone in the meantime.) RunPee also has a website, www.runpee.com that you can check out before leaving home if you don’t have a smartphone.
Whenever I go to a movie in the movie theater (or a film in the cinema when I was in the UK), I check out the movie on RunPee. RunPee tells you exactly when is a good time to leave to go to the rest room or get a refill of your tub of popcorn so you don’t miss any important scenes.
Not only does RunPee tell you when to use the facilities, RunPee lets you know how much time you have to “take care of business” and even has a timer so you can be mindful of getting back to your seat just in time for the next big event on the big screen!
Wondering what you’ll be missing when you’re gone from your seat? No problem, RunPee has you covered. RunPee gives you the full summary of the scenes you will miss while you are gone so you won’t be confused about the plot when you return.
Another truly great feature of RunPee is that it tells you whether there are additional scenes after the movie credits are over. Some people stick around to the bitter end of the credits only to discover that there are no extra scenes. Other people leave before the credits are over and miss some amazing scenes (Fast Five). RunPee will let you know whether you should stick around for any extra scenes or not!
For example, in Kung Fu Panda 2, RunPee informs you that you can take a break three different times during the movie. There are cues such as: @ 59 minutes for 4 minutes when “Stu body checks Alan into the street after finding out about the marshmallows.” Kind of makes you want to see the movie, doesn’t it?
Not sure which movie to see? RunPee even has trailers you can watch to help you decide!
Another great feature of RunPee is that it has this information for older movies too, not just new releases. Want to invite a bunch of friends over to watch Titanic at your house? Want to be a great host but don’t want to miss any important scenes when you refill your guests’ drinks? No need to pause the movie. Check RunPee to see when would be a good time to get up from your chair. (Hint: RunPee suggests taking a break @ 56 minutes for 4 minutes when Molly Brown says, “You shine up like a new penny.”)
The RunPee app also works on the iPod Touch and iPad and can save the information for later when you are without a Wi-Fi connection. When you are connected to Wi-Fi, open the app and select the movie you want to see. The app will save the information on your iPod Touch or iPad so you can have the information with you even when you at the theater and aren’t connected to the Internet.
If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you should definitely grab this free app from the iTunes App Store. If you have a different kind of smartphone, bookmark m.runpee.com. If you don’t have a smartphone, make sure to check out www.runpee.com the next time you head out to the movies!
Do you take breaks during movies? Do you hate to miss important scenes? Let us know in the Comments section below!
* Image by Aiden Wigger