Cinema Death

Brass Ep. 43

‘HELP’ was spelt out across the floor in giant letters pulled off a cinemas signage. “I thought if anyone flew overhead…” sighed Copper.

Iron cleaned the dust off the letters. Copper gave her a thankful nod.

Above the entrance was a list of films and times. At the bottom of the sign was a sombre message. ‘The owner of the Hulley Cineplex has passed away. His funeral service will be held at 2:10, 4:20, 8:30.’

Iron smirked. “You like puns too, aye?” asked Copper.

In 2003, I went to the third Lord of the Rings preview. We were a couple of minutes late, but front row seats. The projector malfunctioned during the adverts. The manager came in and said the screening was cancelled. I heard a grown man/passionate orc scream “I’ve waited 10 years for this!”

As I laughed out loud, my mate grabbed my arm and dragged me out of the cinema. I realised on the way out, the whole cinema was filled with people dressed as orcs, elves, dwarves, goblins and whatever else is in Lord of the Rings. We were the only people dressed in jeans and shirts.

I don’t know if the cinema owner survived. We got a refund from the box office and were out of the cinema before anyone else emerged from the screen. Do orcs eat humans? RIP cinema manager guy.

I think that was the last time I went to the cinema… Yikes…

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35 thoughts on “Cinema Death”

    1. A cinema full of orcs and elves is blurring the lines of fiction… Especially in the early 2000s! A little less so magical now geek cultures a mainstream thing.


  1. A similar thing happened when I went to see the midnight opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two. The projectionist spliced the 4 reels of film together in the wrong order – 1 – 3 -2 -4. Let me just say, there were tears!


  2. HaHa 🙂 Very cute, I would love to see a funeral announcement like that.

    The last time you went to the cinema was for Lord of the Rings? !!!


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