Cinematic Incidents 2: The Jackie Incident

A quick update to my post about random incidents at the cinema.

Today we went to see Jackie at the cinema. A good film that may have been overshadowed slightly by two incidents – at least for somebody who collects random cinema incidents.

First off, we were slightly late in getting to the screen. Fortunately, it hadn’t started, so counting ourselves lucky, we took our seats and waited. And waited. And waited.

Of the 15 or so people in the screen, we were the only ones who seemed to have noticed that the 12.40pm showing still wasn’t showing at nearly 1pm. So I headed off to find a member of staff – who asked whether it was okayed if they skipped the trailers now that the screening was running late – and about 10 minutes later the film actually started.

All was well and good.

Then at the end of the film a voice piped about explaining what happened to Jackie and Bobby Kennedy after the events of the film. At first, I thought that it was a narrator on the film. Then I realised it was a guy who had stood up a couple of rows down who had taken it upon himself to provide a short lecture on the Kennedy family.

Given what happened with Black Swan, should I just start to accept that something random will happen at films involving Natalie Portman and Darren Aronofsky?

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