Mark Laurence...There's An App For A Bathroom Break At The Movies!

Are you one of the millions of people going to see Matt Damon in “The Martian”?  I saw it last Sunday and it’s definitely worth the trip.  Spectacular scenery, a great character for Matt Damon who has to sustain most of the movie all alone on the planet Mars – not an easy task!

But...what if the giant soda you bought at the concession stand has you running for the bathroom?  There’s an app for that.  It’s called RunPee (seriously) and AMC Theatres love it so much they made it an official part of their own iPhone app.

How it works:  according to RunPee, 38 minutes into “The Martian” NASA director Sanders will say, “Don’t say, ‘bring him home alive,’ Vincent.”  At that point you have 4 minutes to take care of business without missing anything too important.  There are two more breaks like this in the movie, and in each case, RunPee fills in the gaps while you were out buying more popcorn or sending that all-important text.  And they’re careful not to spoil the movie, either.

They also tell you if anything exciting happens after the closing credits roll, so you will know if you should stay put or make a dash for the parking lot.  What a great idea!