In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Race the Clock.”
Here’s the title of your post: “An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse.”
Set a timer for ten minutes, and write it. Go!
Here’s a brief run-down: I was offered a complimentary movie pass because of some theater screw ups and malfunction.
Went to watch a film that was dominating the theaters around Christmas. The final Hobbit movie The Battle of Five Armies which I begged and pleaded my boyfriend to see me but he couldn’t take time off from work, so I went by myself, and I do not regret it. Just as you would expect, the theater was full, almost sold out, except for a few single seats in the middle first row. I grabbed it because what choice did I have? Lo and behold it wasn’t all that bad. I sat in the midst of two strangers who didn’t smell harmful at least. When the movie finally started rolling, usually the lights get turned off, but there was something wrong with the film controllers. Sure I can overlook the tiny theater lights being on but little ways into the movie when Smaug the dragon was about to get shot down by the arrow, the picture screen suddenly loses visuals, and the screen went black except we could still hear everything.
By now a lot of people got up and walked out, probably to demand their money back or something. So about 15 minutes later, still sitting in my seat, an usher comes in and tells everyone everything is going to be okay and the movie will be starting again shortly. People shouted “Start the movie over from the beginning!” and that is what they did. I was happy we got to watch the film from the outset with the lights off too. It was an excellent movie that I got to watch in 3D. Yes, I forgot to mention it was 3D.
After the movie had ended as people got up to leave the theater, another usher stood at the doors giving away complimentary movie passes because of the inconvenience at the start. It was an epic movie experience that kind of made up for the screw ups and I’d almost forgotten about the trouble we had, but it was an offer I couldn’t refuse. I got to see a free movie! I planned on coming back with my boyfriend to see The Battle of Five Armies again, but I went to see Mockingjay instead. I’m glad I didn’t have to pay for it because I thought it was terrible.I didn’t like it much. Oh well, I read the book, and it was much better.