scientaestubique (scientaestubiqu) wrote,
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scientaestubiqu

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free with your movie at Chadstone...

again, we went to see the Bourne Identity (last time, at another cinema, the projectors were faulty)... we were hoping for more success on this occasion, but no such luck... I think we are cursed, never to see this movie.

you know how you go to a movie... and the previews and ads are on at the beginning?

and you know how they're really boring and you look around at the cinema in case there's something interesting...

and then you look at that weird looking thing above the exit light... and you think, what's that?

and just when you're about to ask your friend if *they* know what it is, they ask you...

the debate covered masking tape, screwed up paper... and then the possibility was raised, that it may be, a rat.

then discussion turned to whether the rat was alive, and whether it was a real rat (or plastic, as it has recently been Halloween)...

so I (being the rat-braver of the two) offered to make a closer inspection to rule out the rat possibility...

upon inspection, the rat in question, ran behind the curtain, which did suggest that it may not be dead, that it was in fact, alive and well, and not plastic.

and then one's friend jumps up and yells "and it's alive!" and leaves the cinema (looking for a manager)...

the saga does not end here, as I waited (watching the now-returned rat) with my feet up on the seat in front, for my friend (and manager) to return.

during this time many people passed the rat, and each time, it ducked behind the curtain, suggesting it was perhaps not social, and also a veteran movie goer...

I pondered whether this rat ingests only popcorn, and whether all that salt could be healthy... but I digress...

my friend spoke to the first cinema attendant she found, whose walkie-talkie was not working, so she was advised to go to the Candy Bar, to get the manager... the Candy Bar assistant asked what the problem was before she was able to get the manager... needless to say, at the mention of a rat (when ordering food) some of the patrons seemed to dwindle off...

the manager did see the rat upon entering the cinema (Chadstone Hoyts in Melbourne Australia, cinema 8 for those who wish to avoid it... it was on the front right-hand exit sign, don't touch those curtains either), and also noticed it's peek-a-boo antics...

he offered us our money back...

how kind...
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