Private Screening…by chance

Walking into a theater a good five minutes after the posted show time, buying tickets and hearing the guy on the other side of the counter call out to someone to say –

“Start the movie on Screen 3, please. We have viewers.”

…makes you feel precious; even though it might just be for that short period of the movie’s runtime.

“Looks like you guys have a private screening. Enjoy the show!”

…the guy said to us as we smiled and walked towards our screen.

No silencing of phones. No problem picking a seat. No restrictions on how loud you can speak or laugh. You can get up, stretch, walk around, run or even dance as much as your heart pleases, without worrying about disturbing anyone…basically watch the movie almost as if you were at the comfort of your home.

What a fun experience!



  1. #1 by anisnest on October 25, 2010 - 1:39 pm

    wow what movie was that?

    The Social Network 🙂


  2. #2 by Doli on October 25, 2010 - 2:00 pm




  3. #3 by BlueMist on October 25, 2010 - 2:01 pm

    Nice. But empty theatre makes me feel eerie somehow. 😦

    it’s not many times that we get an empty theater, so this was an experience to treasure while it lasted 😀


    • #4 by BlueMist on October 26, 2010 - 12:48 am

      I know. I might have cancelled my plan of watching movie if I find myself in an empty theater.



  4. #5 by ajay on October 25, 2010 - 2:24 pm

    It must have been a thrilling experience 🙂 What was the movie like? Is it the one based on Mark Zuckerberg’s life ?

    it was ! Yupe, the movie based on Zuckerberg’s life…it was good, I liked it…


  5. #6 by SG on October 25, 2010 - 2:28 pm

    I am glad you had that experience. We had that expereince last month. We enjoyed it. You might remember my post on Sep. 28.

    yupe, I remembered your post as I was writing this. 🙂


  6. #7 by Rajlakshmi on October 25, 2010 - 3:09 pm

    😀 wow that must have felt good 😀

    it did 😀


  7. #8 by Pepper on October 25, 2010 - 3:11 pm

    Oh wow! I thought Social Network was doing pretty well and you’d not get an opportunity like this… But what a lovely chance.. I am sure this is one movie you’ll remember 😀

    I’m sure it’s doing good. We were at one of those locations which is a popular summer getaway, but is almost deserted in fall…hence the opportunity 😀


  8. #9 by comfortablynam on October 25, 2010 - 4:51 pm

    That sounds like so much fun. Glad you had fun T.. now tell me that you actually did dance and play catch in the theatre.. or better still ahem ahem made out 😛 😛

    I didn’t dance or play catch or anything 😀 …but the partner in crime did…running here and there, jumping in joy…did it all 😀

    as for the last part of your question 😉 …you’ll get your ans soon 😀


    • #10 by BlueMist on October 26, 2010 - 12:47 am

      In empty theater the other ahem ahem things are most interesting than the movie itself 😉

      😆 if you say so 😛


    • #12 by Swaram on October 26, 2010 - 3:03 am

      Ayyo I want the answer too 😛 Interesting 😉 😉

      😀 maybe next time 😀 only Comfy gets the ans this time because she asked first 😛


    • #13 by Nuttie Natters on October 26, 2010 - 1:31 pm

      Yay!! u made out!!! Yay..yay…no wonder u liked the eerie movie hall…

      eh? when did i say that?


    • #14 by celestialrays on October 26, 2010 - 2:14 pm

      ahem ahem in empty theatre? you can tell Comfy all about it. The day you do ahem ahem secretly in a full-theatre, pls tell me the story 😀 😀

      LOL. Then you must talk to Comfy right away and ask her what she told me 😉


  9. #15 by Pallavi on October 25, 2010 - 6:49 pm

    Very cool 😉 I second Nam’s last part of the question, btw 😉

    but only comfy gets to hear the answer to that question though 😛


  10. #16 by ~G on October 25, 2010 - 11:39 pm

    🙂 I’d be very scared if it was a horror movie. But otherwise, good fun. Did you guys change seats like every 15 mins or so. Just cos you had the liberty to? 🙂

    lol, no we did not 😀


  11. #17 by The Other Side of Life on October 25, 2010 - 11:44 pm

    Wow! Things like that actually happen? 😛 🙂
    Good for you! How was the movie?

    movie was v nice 🙂


  12. #18 by Scribbler on October 26, 2010 - 1:22 am

    Have never had such an experience 🙂 wow !!!



  13. #19 by piyu on October 26, 2010 - 1:48 am

    wow, you got treated like royalty :D, was the movie good, or as comfy is asking, you didn’t get a chance to watch it 😛 😛

    movie was v good 😀


  14. #20 by Priya on October 26, 2010 - 2:04 am




  15. #21 by Swaram on October 26, 2010 - 3:05 am

    Thatz such a nice experience T – a different one. Makes us feel so important 😛 😛

    yupe 🙂


  16. #22 by Psych Babbler on October 26, 2010 - 3:37 am

    Nice! Interesting that there was no one else…thought it was supposed to be a hit movie? What time did you go? I’ve had that experience once…and in Bombay for that matter…years ago, three friends and I went and saw Johnny English and were the only ones in the entire hall. Gotta love it! 🙂

    Yupe, it is supposed to be a hit movie. But we were in one of those remote towns…so we got the theater all for ourselves 😀


  17. #23 by priyaiyer on October 26, 2010 - 5:06 am

    Wow!! Sounds like fun. 🙂

    it was!


  18. #24 by mahmud faisal on October 26, 2010 - 5:15 am

    You liked the movie TT? I was in doubt how the ‘social network’ would be….
    It was really a fun experience 🙂

    it’s a good movie


  19. #25 by DI on October 26, 2010 - 6:27 am

    Hehehe, I am not sure how I would feel in an empty screening! I already start cribbing that it cannot be good if it is no one wants to watch! :))
    But glad you had fun 😀

    it’s not that no one wants to watch that movie. the movie is running v well, actually…it’s just that we were at one of those remote towns 🙂


  20. #26 by Dido on October 26, 2010 - 1:32 pm

    Wow pvt screening wud be fun na??

    it was 🙂


  21. #27 by celestialrays on October 26, 2010 - 2:16 pm

    T I live next to a cinema – there have been numerous occasions that this has happened 😀
    It is fun, especially if the movie has special effects 😀

    ahhh, nice 😀


  22. #28 by deviantwave on October 26, 2010 - 11:55 pm

    reminds me of those no restriction match screenings back at home in theatres … frenzy crowd somehow adds more fun than dim lights n whisltes …. of course then Comfy’s ahem ahem would have to be kept at bay 😉 😉



  23. #29 by Kavya on October 27, 2010 - 5:47 am

    wow.. that must be fun.. You might have enjoyed a lot right..

    we sure did 🙂


  24. #30 by Bikram on October 27, 2010 - 7:44 am

    question is what was the movie.. which was so popular that would be interesting
    and where was it what place …

    Bikram’s blog

    we went to watch The Social Network…don’t remember the name of the small town 😦


  25. #31 by dilontherocks on October 28, 2010 - 12:13 am

    LOL….Start the movie please..made me so laugh…
    Thats indeed a fun experienced..:) I had a private screening once. When we went to watch 3 Idiots at an odd time in an all american theatre…there was no body..

    But the comments are really funny..:)

    😀 comments credit goes to Comfy 😀


  26. #32 by maq on October 28, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Never been a Private Screening but … I always dream one! 😛



  27. #33 by Matt on August 21, 2012 - 10:01 am

    The critical art of booing needs more members in the audience. Shame.

    haha. i can do without the booing too, so i didn’t mind 🙂


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