One guy decided to rent out every single other seat in a cinema in a desperate attempt to ruin Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day can be a bitter experience if you don’t have a date or if your partner decides to skip the popular holiday. However, it can also be a bitter experience if you want to book tickets for a romantic movie with your loved one and it turns out somebody had already rented out every single other seat in the cinema on purpose just so they could ruin your Valentine’s Day for you.
According to official reports, one man, who was identified only as “UP”, ruined Valentine’s Day for many couples when he rented out every other seat in a cinema, so that everyone had to sit separately from their partners. UP, who is from Shanghai, China, decided to perform this desperate stunt for a screening of a Chinese romantic movie named Beijing Love Story. He booked every other seat and ticket forcing couples, who wanted to attend the screening at the cinema, to sit separately instead of next to each other during the movie. Since the Xintiandi Cinema Complex’s staff was suspicious and there was a limit of how many tickets you could reserve online at once, UP decided to set up a fundraising campaign in order to ask other people to reserve half of the seats in the cinema.
The guy spoke to the local media and told them that he meant all of it as a joke. He stated that “absence makes the heart grow fonder”, so the couples needed to sit separately in order to do some good to their relationships. He also added that they should give single people a chance, whatever that means.