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I had tickets to see The Day of the Doctor yesterday and the theater MESSED IT UP! Like messed it up hard core!

I had a friend visiting from Australia. She's been a Who fan pretty much all her life and has been too busy to see anything leading up to the 50th, so she was pretty excited. I also bought tickets for Justin and Dominic. We got there about 10 minutes before the show was supposed to start, so the theater was really full and we ended up with seats in the second row. Well, 7:30 rolled around, and the show didn't start. About 10 minutes later, they started playing the Doctor Who factoids and playing generic music. The facts cycled through and then we got some kind of animation and everyone began to applaud and cheer. Then the facts started playing again! Then, about 35 - 40 minutes after the show should have started, a man came in and said, "We're having some problems. The show will start in about 10 minutes." And then they left us there, in the dark, nothing on the screen, nothing on the PA, no lights, for 10 minutes! Sonic screwdrivers and nerd rage began to sound all around us.

Well, the show eventually came on, about 45 minutes to an hour after it should have started and everyone cheered and enjoyed the show. It got the climax, when all the Doctors show up to help and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Like, I'm grinning and bouncing and having a great time. And just as Capaldi says, "No! All thirteen!" the sound cut out and the sound system started playing muzak.

I gasped and then from the back of the theater a guy shouts, "ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME???"

Have you guys ever been in a dark room full of hundreds of angry Who fans? It was like this weird, red, pulsing feeling all around me. One woman ran out of the theater and came back a minute later and said, "They said it'll be fixed in a minute."

The sound came back in just as the War Doctor was leaving the Gallery in his TARDIS. We missed the most important part of the show.

As we shuffled out of the theater, a young guy looking very depressed was handing each person a voucher for a free movie. That doesn't really make up for it, but what can you do?

By that time, Dominic was exhausted. It was two hours past his bedtime and he was upset about the problems that the theater had. We stopped to get something to drink on our way home (the closest theater that was showing it was on the other side of the city) and while Justin was in the gas station, Dominic said, "Mommy, I'm sad." I looked back at him and he looked like he was going to cry. I asked him why he was sad and he said, "I really liked the movie, but I didn't get to hear the good part!" Poor little guy!

I haven't read LJ yet, but according to my Facebook, a lot of my friends were unhappy with the special, and I'm sorry if you didn't enjoy it. I, however, absolutely loved it. Which is not to say I thought it was perfect, but I thought it was pretty tightly written, and I love how they handled Billie Piper's part, and I adored the exploration of the Time War. Now, to address the plethora of other horrible things that had been trapped in the time lock, like the Skaro Degradations, the Horde of Travesties, the Nightmare Child, and the Could-Have-Been King with his army of Meanwhiles and Neverweres. This could be fun!
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