What is RunPee for, anyway?
The mission of RunPee.com – to help you enjoy your movie going experience and relieve your bladder at the same time:
- Every movie has a few scenes in there somewhere that aren’t crucial to the plot, or can be easily summed up for you on our site.
- Every movie has a few minutes you can miss and not be lost when you sit back down.
- No more guessing when to run and pee.
When are PeeTimes for a newly released movie posted?
Unfortunately, no one involved with RunPee.com has access to pre-screenings of movies. So we have to wait just like everyone else to see a movie.
With very few exceptions, when a movie is released someone will be there watching it on opening day – most often at the very first showing. There are usually 2-4 movies released each weekend, so some of the movies won’t have PeeTimes until late in the
Hopefully we’ll be able to get access to cinema pre-screenings soon, so that the PeeTimes will be there for the avid movie fans that must see a movie at the earliest possible time.
What is the iPhone RunPee App? How does it work and what will the updates be like?
As you can see from the reviews, the RunPee app is widely regarded as a must have for movie goers, but it isn’t perfect. The two most commonly requested updates are:
- to add a vibration to the timer,
- and enable local storage of data so that the app can be used offline and by iTouch users.
We are also going to enable the timer to run in the background so that you can switch apps – not that you really need to during a movie! So keep an eye out. These updates, and more, are all coming soon. You can buy the iPhone app for one dollar at iTunes –> RunPee Mobile App
What about other Smart Phone apps? I don’t have an iPhone.
We’re working feverishly behind the scenes to bring RunPee to the Android, Blackberry, Pre and Nokia. Our Android version is currently in Beta, as we speak! It’s that close to being ready. All updates will be announced with great joy and antici-pee-tion. 🙂
Do I have to actually pee when you tell me to? Can’t I go buy popcorn instead?
Of course! Slip out to the concession stand. Run out and make a phone call. Or use this time to sit back and make out with your date. We only tell you when there are scenes that you can miss and still catch on to the plot. How you use this time is up to you!
Of course, if you choose to run out and make a proactive peewhen we tell you to, it might save you a large bladder later on in the film. We aim to please, so please aim when you pee, as the saying goes.
Who writes the PeeTimes?
PeeTimes are user generated content. It’s a wiki-pee-dia. Movie goers everywhere decide WHEN the best times are to duck out for a quick trip to the restroom or snack bar. Then they tell the rest of us.
How do I make a PeeTime?
If you’ve just seen a new movie, let us know when YOU would have skipped to the toilet. What is the cue for when to duck out of the screening room? What would someone have missed while gone?
Go to RunPee.com, find your movie in the navigation to the left, then click the Create New PeeTime button on the right. Easy peeeeasy.
Are the PeeTimes Moderated? Can I write whatever I want?
Actually, yes, the PeeTimes are all moderated at first and I actually write most of them, so they are correctly synched up with movie start times.
Unless you’ve been granted Super User status, we do need to ensure the entered PeeTimes are actually written to be useful to users. Having PeeTimes that state, “don’t bother seeing this movie; go home and pee whenever,” might be funny once (see Hannah Montana movie), but would get old quickly. We need to keep the quality of our PeeTimes high, to help you find the best times to duck out for a toilet break mid-movie.
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. So sometimes the PeeTimes are simply spots in the movie that can be easily summed up, so you won’t be lost when you get back.
So, 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. You are always welcome to submit PeeTimes you think are better.
Where are the Limited Release Movies? And the Independent Films?
All of the movies that are in wide release get added to the database. I really wanted to see 500 Days of Summer, for example, but I was in Tampa at the time and it wasn’t showing anywhere near me. In fact it wasn’t showing anywhere in Florida when it first came out. Now I’m in Orlando – to stay for a while – and it’s showing at an independent theater about 20 miles away. It’s still just mostly me seeing films and making PeeTimes.
If others can join in on the wiki “pee” dia aspect of the service, then we can ensure ALL movies get covered. Even ones in BollyWood! Why not?
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