Don't hold it in, RunPee

Oct. 31, 2012 at 5:31 a.m.

RunPee is a $0.99 app for iOS and Android phones that may become your best friend if you go to the movies a lot. If you have to pee, it lets you know the best time to go so you won't miss any of the good stuff.

Before the movie starts, select the title in RunPee to load it. When the movie starts, click the timer button. When the break time occurs, it will vibrate to let you know you can duck out.

If you want to know ahead of time, it lists all of the upcoming breaks in text form. It not only tells the best times to leave, but it also gives you the length of time you have before the next big plot point happens. When you return, it gives you a summary of what you missed.

In addition, it gives you a summary of the first five minutes in case you are running late and a heads up if you need to stay after the credits for any surprise extras.

One drawback is that most of the breaks I looked at were only three- to four-minutes long. That's not a lot of time for most people.

RunPee is available from the iOS and Android app store. You can visit their website at

  • Robert Zavala




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