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Best times for a movie theater bathroom break

May 29, 2009 |  6:00 am

Startrek-runpee

RunPee's listing for Star Trek provides a multitude of potential bathroom breaks.

How many times have you been sitting in a movie theater and felt that familiar pressure in your bladder, but didn't want to leave because you had a feeling that the awesome battle scene you'd heard so much about was coming up soon?

Probably not that often, right? It's a problem that was almost too ridiculous to be solved. But thanks to the wonders of the Internet, somebody solved it.

RunPee shows a list of the boring parts in many of the popular movies in theaters and tells you how far into the flick they appear. It even gives you a synopsis of the part you'd be missing.

So at the 50-minute mark in "Star Trek," when Capt. Pike leaves the bridge, you might want to leave for the john. If that large Coke hasn't ...

... hit you yet, you could wait another 10 minutes and pop out when Spock has his tender moment.

The site can also be a sort of movie critic for especially bad flicks. For example, RunPee recommends you take a permanent bathroom break 30 minutes into "Hannah Montana: The Movie."

"Go home right after the previews," the description reads. "You won't miss anything."

Because the site is based on the Flash programming language, it won't work on many cellphones, which kind of hinders its on-the-go utility. You could either print it out before you leave for the movies or wait for the iPhone app, which should be out by the end of next month.

Think you can hold it till then?

-- Mark Milian

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