Ridley Scott’s Prometheus has been a project veiled in secrecy since it was first announced. And today, even after weeks of wide release those who have seen it are careful not to spoil it for the rest of us. Except for the ticket-ripper at Regal Cinemas Thornton Place Stadium 14 in Seattle, Washington.
On June 18th, a man attended a screening of the film only to have a major plot point revealed by a Regal employee before he entered the theater. Spoilers ahead so if you want to see the film with fresh eyes, don’t read any further or visit the Regal Cinemas Thornton Place Stadium 14.
“I have to warn you: halfway through the movie, the main female character will perform a self-induced abortion,” said the ticket-ripper while welcoming the customer to Regal.
After asking around, the man discovered the employee had been warning all viewers. Pissed off, he confronted the theater manager, and said he was mad about both the spoiler and also what he perceived as a political agenda. After then complaining to corporate, he was sent two free tickets. However, “no explanation was given as to why this had happened,” so the man sent back the tickets.
Yes, spoilers suck but I think warning the viewer is a good idea. All offensive films should be spoiled from now on. Like so, “I have to warn you: the main female character is played by Tyler Perry.”
These are the kinds of things we deserve to know! (The Stranger)