Category: Movies & TV

Good Thing He Wasn’t Watching “Day After Tomorrow”

| England, UK | Funny Names, Movies & TV

Customer: “I pre-booked tickets online to watch… What’s it called again? …I can’t remember the name of the film.”

Me:Edge of Tomorrow?”

Customer: “No, I booked them for today!”

The Screen Is Frozen

| Movie Theater | USA | Family & Kids, Movies & TV

(We are seeing Frozen a week or so after it came out, and it’s a full house. All is well until a dramatic scene happens and the screen goes black for a few seconds. The theater is deathly silent. And then…)

Tiny Little Boy: *very loudly* “WHA’ HAPPENED?!”

(The whole theater burst into laughter at a dramatic moment and we missed a good portion of what happened next. Everyone settles down and the movie continues, but at the next break between scenes:)

Tiny Little Boy: *grumpily* “I still don’t know wha’ happened!”

Gone With The Memory

| Austin, TX, USA | History, Movies & TV, Popular

(From the time of its initial home video release in the early 1980s, Gone With The Wind was only available as a deluxe package costing roughly $100 or more. This changed in 1998 when, in preparation for its 60th anniversary the following year, the film was finally released at the “sell through” price of $19.99. The video sold like hotcakes; we could hardly keep it in stock. One customer was very excited when her reserved copy came in:)

Customer: “I am sooooo happy they’re finally putting this out at a decent price!”

Me: “Yeah, it took ’em long enough.”

Customer: “I know, and it’s just soooo goooood!”

Me: “One of the greats.”

Customer: “It is. Man, I remember when it first came out.”

(I should’ve left well enough alone, but seeing that this woman couldn’t have been more than 30 years of age, my inner movie nerd just couldn’t stay quiet.)

Me: “You remember when it came out?”

Customer: “Yes.”

Me: “You?”

Customer: “Yes, it was a very big deal.”

Me: “I know… but it came out in 1939.”

Customer: “It did?”

Me: “Yes, you can look at the date on the back of the package.”

Customer: *looking at the back of the box* “Huh… Well, I wasn’t alive then.”

Me: “Few of us were.”

Customer: *with an “a-ha!” smile* “I remember when they put it to color.”

Me: “It was shot in color.”

Customer: *red in the face* “Well… I REMEMBER SOMETHIN’!”