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Patton Oswalt to Regal Theaters: ‘Go fuck yourselves;’ Update: Even Regal’s refunds suck, Oswalt declines free tickets from AMC

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Funny guy Patton Oswalt found some time away from his busy schedule today, and he knew just how he wanted to spend it:

Seeing PROMETHEUS in 47 minutes. Haven't read anything about it. Are there spaceships in it? I do NOT tolerate spaceships in movies.

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 8, 2012

Ok, so he doesn’t seem to know much about the movie he’s about to see. Still, he put it in all caps. That clearly means he’s excited.

What happened next? Well, his excitement was ripped away from him, stomped on, spat on, and kicked to the nearest curb.

Hey, Regal Theaters? Go fuck yourselves. No 1pm PROMETHEUS screening. "Somethin' with th' projectah. I dunno."

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 8, 2012

The words “I dunno” should never really be used when explaining a problem that is keeping paying customers from viewing something they’ve been anticipating. The saddest part of it all is that it only got worse from there.

"All the other shows're sold out. Yeah. Sorry." — Regal Theaters. Take a bow, guys!

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 8, 2012

Luckily, they have ONE exhausted, confused girl to handle the out-to-the sidewalk line of angry refund seekers. #RegalTheaterssuck

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 8, 2012

.@dannyhatch: @pattonoswalt The Union Square 14 Regal sucks. If that's where you are, I feel for you. // Yep. Never coming back.

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 8, 2012

Patton Oswalt isn’t the only one who’s directed grumblings towards this particular theater:

https://twitter.com/ginarufo/status/211140699100430336

@pattonoswalt I was once at the Union Square Theater and the power went out saving my from watching Sherlock Holmes 2.

— Cheryl Wolf (@CherylxWolf) June 8, 2012

@pattonoswalt that theater has sucked for quite some time. 🙁

— Jennifer Brucker (@pele_kai) June 8, 2012

Is there a way to put a positive spin on this? One can always try:

@pattonoswalt At least the theater let you experience the unofficial prequel to Patton Sees Prometheus.

— Dan Telfer (@dantelfer) June 8, 2012

As if Regal couldn’t look any more silly, apparently their refund wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, either:

@pattonoswalt I was there too. The readmission ticket wasn't even good for 3D! It's almost as if Regal is owned by Weyland-Yutani Corp.

— Charlie Kasov (@CharlieKasov) June 8, 2012

PROMETHEUS was a washout. Fuck you again, @REGALTHEATRES. A summer rain's starting outside & I'm drinking tea & watching SHAMPOO.

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 8, 2012

Oswalt decided he’d save the movie for next week while he was in Chicago:

@AMCTheatres I'll see PROMETHEUS next week in Chicago. I'm hearing nothing but raves about it.

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 8, 2012

AMC Theaters stepped up to the plate, offering to hook Patton Oswalt with some free tickets to one of their showings of “Prometheus.” Oswalt graciously declined.

@pattonoswalt Follow us so we can DM and we will hook you up in Chicago.

— AMC Theatres (@AMCTheatres) June 8, 2012

.@AMCTheatres Thank you, but I HATE freebies. I pay for stuff I like so more of the stuff I like gets made. That's how it works.

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 8, 2012

Patton Oswalt has resigned himself to seeing the movie next week, while he continues to fill Twitter with his frustration:’

.@ChrisCollinsNJ Waah, I didn't get to see a movie. My life is so terrible. // You're right. BUT IT WILL NOT QUELL MY RAGE. MY RAAAGE!!

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 8, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/08/patton-oswalt-to-regal-theaters-go-fuck-yourselves/



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