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Find the best time to slip away from the movie to use the bathroom

Imagine you’re going to the movies. You get your ticket, stop at the snack bar and spend a small fortune on a soda the size of a swimming pool, some popcorn and Milk Duds. You enter the theater, find your seat and that’s when the trailers start.

Now it’s time for your feature to start, but that dreaded soda has already come back to haunt you. It’s time to hit the bathroom. If you were at home, this wouldn’t be a problem. You could just hit pause and not miss anything. But this is the theater. It won’t stop and start movies for your convenience.

But yet you paid for your ticket. You don’t want to miss anything exciting, but you also can’t sit in your seat doing a “gotta-go” dance for the whole movie either. What to do?

Believe it or not, there’s an app for that. It can’t quiet nature’s call, but it can find the slow or unimportant moments in the movie, so you can get up and do your business without missing any major or pivotal plot points.

Never miss key moments in movies again

Just download and launch the RunPee app to get started and enter the movie you are watching. The app is updated regularly and every movie in the theater will be in the database starting the day of its release.

Simply start the timer and RunPee will tell you when a good place is to take a bathroom break. Breaks will also be categorized as recommended pee and emergency pee, based on plot points. Better yet, you won’t need to check your phone during the movie. The app can quietly vibrate and alert you when it’s time.

When you select your movie from the main menu, you will see a handful of notes including descriptions of the scene where you should break. You will see cues as to when your break scene is coming up, in case you don’t want to have the app vibrate to alert you.

RunPee will also tell you how long a break scene is. This way, you will know exactly how much time you have before you miss anything important.

When you take your break, be sure to take your phone with you. While you’re taking your break, click on the section you are taking your break at and you can read what you are missing. There will be a complete overview of exactly what’s going on.

If you run a little late getting to the theater, RunPee will give you a summary of the first three minutes of the film. It will also let you know if there is bonus footage at the end of the movie.

Bonus: Netflix is changing the way we look at movies. Listen to this Consumer Tech Update podcast to find out how.

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