‘Book Of Mormon’ Theater Goers In Seattle React To Vikings’ Missed Field Goal
Theater folk are notoriously tone-deaf when it comes to sports, which is why officials at the Paramount Theater in Seattle scheduled their matinee for The Book of Mormon at 1 p.m. on Sunday -- right about the time that the Seahawks-Packers wild-card game was wrapping up. They couldn't have moved back the curtain to, say, 1:30, to prevent a conflict?
Anyway, the theater asked the crowd to turn off their cell phones at 12:59 -- a request that was of course ignored. The Vikings were about to attempt a chip shot field goal to eliminate the Seahawks from the playoffs.
Here's a first-hand account from someone named HB Radke, who recorded the reaction in the theater when the attempt went wide left and Seattle won:
So I was at Book of Mormon at the Paramount Theatre for 1:00 Matinee on Sunday January 10, 2016 and at 12:59 they made the usual "Turn off your cell phones" announcement. The entire audience laughed. It was the last minute of the Seattle Seahawks game. 30 Seconds later we had won. I recorded the reaction of the entire Paramount Theatre audience. Enjoy!
So what kind of Seahawks fan goes to the theater during their team's first playoff game? I would imagine the kind of fan whose wife dragged them there -- or, whose mother bought them tickets for a Christmas present. Sometimes you don't have a lot of options.
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