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19 Movie Theater Tales That'll Scar You For Life

"I felt something hit the back of my head ... I had been puked on."

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the worst thing they’ve ever experienced at the movie theater. Here are their terrifying tales.


1. The puke victim.

I was in the cinema when mid-film, I felt something hit the back of my head, I put my hand in my hair and it was a little wet... at the end of the movie, I turned around to see vomit all over the floor and the back of my chair. I had been puked on, and sat through the entire film with puke in my hair. My friends have never let me live it down.

Submitted by Sasha Morria via Facebook

2. The worst date ever.

I was on a first date with a guy. We went for dinner then to the movie, classic... As the lights dim in the theater, he grabs my bag of popcorn and pukes! He was understandably embarrassed, and I didn't have the heart to leave, so I sat next to him, with my pukey popcorn, for the next two hours. Worst date ever.

Submitted by katiel4675a19c5

3. The drive-by barfer.

I was at the midnight showing of The Hangover, Part 2 with some friends. As I was heading toward the concession stand, a guy walking toward me proceeds to projectile vomit all over the carpet. The worst part was no one else seemed to notice, and the guy wiped his mouth and kept walking! So strange.

Submitted by Dee Lloyd via Facebook

4. The unlucky usher.

The scene: a screening of Titanic, an almost packed theater, and me as usher. A woman spews on herself, but just sits there. Sits there covered in her own vomit. Of course, many complaints come my way, but I couldn't get the woman out. Pretty much the entire cinema emptied out due to the smell of vomit.

Submitted by bend8

5. The Charlie and The Chocolate Factory 4D experience.

I went to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a group of friends. I ended up sitting next to a girl of 8 years old or so... she proceeded to gorge herself on an impressive variety and staggering amount of candy. Twenty minutes or so from the end of the film, without warning, she explosively vomited all of candy, largely on me. I have never seen the last 20 minutes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Submitted by treecreature

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6. The unashamed urinator.

I made it a solid 30 minutes into the movie when I heard what I thought was the person behind me dumping their soda out onto the floor. But then the noise didn't stop. It started to drip under my seat and onto the floor beneath my feet. I stood up and moved a couple seats over and that's when I heard the man pull his zipper up.

Submitted by Wes Yeager via Facebook

7. The dookie drop.

When I was 17, I started working at the local movie theater. One Sunday afternoon, a man came walking out of his movie theater, and started walking toward the bathroom. I realized something fell out of his shorts as he was walking. I went up to pick up his dropped item, but when I got closer, I realized that the man was actually pooping his pants and it was falling out of his shorts onto the carpet!

Submitted by daniellec4a02b44dd

8. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Sharts.

We were seeing Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and the person next to our family had explosive diarrhea when the snake came out.

Submitted by hitmanhartable

9. The panty problem.

Our local movie theater just updated to the new electric recliner seats. The two teenage girls sitting in front of us were having trouble with their recliners so they contacted the theater staff. The staff flipped over the chairs to check the gears. Turns out, there were panties stuck in the chairs. Yes, you heard right, PANTIES. Needless to say, I will be bringing Clorox wipes with me every time I go to the movies now.

Submitted by Diana Monno via Facebook

10. The tear licker.

I remember seeing A Walk to Remember in theaters. It was the emotional part where she is explaining how she is dying and that he wasn't supposed to fall in love with her. Silly me to glance behind me, only to witness this guy lick the tears off his girlfriend's cheek. Gross.

Submitted by randilynng

11. The BJ bandits.

I went to go see The Duff the day it came out, and the theater was pretty packed. As the movie goes on, we all hear, like, kissing sounds. It turns out the couple behind us was all up on each other. It was pretty nasty. Then, when the movie ended and the lights came up, the girl was giving the guy head. They both ran out embarrassed. I literally saw half of the guy's buttcheek. It was not a pleasant view.

Submitted by nutellaforkayla

12. The pocket pool player.

About two-thirds of the way through the movie, my friend whispered to me that we should leave. I asked why, saying that the movie sucked, but I wanted to see the end anyway. My friend then informed me that the guy sitting on my other side was being, ahem...inappropriate. I looked over, and sure enough, he had his hand in his pocket and was clearly stroking it. I've never evacuated a place so quickly.

Submitted by Darah Johnson via Facebook

13. The Halle Berry admirer.

A girlfriend and I went to see Catwoman, and a man sat two seats away from me in a 95% empty theater. This should have immediately set off a red flag. When Halle Berry showed up on screen, the man whipped out his dick and started jacking off. We left immediately. In hindsight, I wish I would have made a huge scene to embarrass the flaming turd.

Submitted by kananiw2

14. The mid-movie masturbator.

At a screening of Cat People, I suddenly realized during the Nastassja Kinski-John Heard sex scene that a guy behind us was jerking off. I could hear the rhythmic strokes of his hand rubbing on his down jacket. Unfortunately, he hadn't finished when Nastassja started turning into a panther. He stopped, zipped up, and left.

Submitted by therblig

15. The unbothered blow job.

I used to work at a movie theater, and I caught a couple mid-BJ. It was the last show in that theater, they were alone, but they totally missed that the movie had ended. The house lights were up, and four people were flanking them from either side to escort the couple out.

Submitted by ashleyh433fd417b

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16. The field trip sex mystery.

When I was in the sixth grade, our field trip was renting out our local movie theater and watching a movie. There were only sixth-graders and the chaperones there. So how does that explain the condom that landed on my lap?

Submitted by toomanysmarfs

17. The barefoot handhold.

When I was 14, my friend and I went to see I Am Legend. We were both a little freaked out, so we spent most of the movie holding hands. At one point when we weren't holding hands, I thought I felt her hand touching my elbow. So, I reached back to grab it. Instead, I ran my fingers through the toes of an elderly man's foot. In horror, I turned around and he gave me a head nod and wink like it was the most action he's gotten in a while. I ran to the bathroom and threw up.

Submitted by jaymeej

18. The limb licker.

A bunch of friends from work and I went to the dollar theater. One of my co-workers had tattoos all over his arms. During the movie, he felt something wet and looked behind him to find a child about 4 or 5 years old licking his arm because he thought the tattoos were candy. The parents were watching this — never stopped the kid or apologized.

Submitted by rparnell80.

19. The pyromaniac patrons.

When I was in sixth grade, my friend and I went to the movies and there were a couple of boys, probably about 14, sitting behind us. They tried to light our hair on fire.

Submitted by mollysamson12


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