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16 April 2011 @ 07:25 pm
So you see this aftershock report yes?

Leah and I had just gone to see Sream 4 (which I will talk about in a different entry so people can comment and not fear spoilers) and the movie had just finished. We just left the theatre and we were in the hall when this weird noise started happening and the floor shook and I was like "oh my god, are there people running around in...oh the vending machines are shaking...oh. OH." And then the fire door started to close. The really big fire door that locks people in to lock fire out and keep it contained? Yeah. And the evacuation alarm went off and we see this tiny girl who worked at the cinema trying to keep the door open so Leah grabbed it and leaned against it and I pushed higher up (I am way tall but this door was like three times as tall as me...) to hold it open so the hundreds of people still in the cinema could get out.

The poor girl was freaking out. She said, "I just got here!" Poor thing. So yes, Leah and I held the door for about five minutes until it finally stopped trying to shut. It was so heavy, my word.

Everything at home is fine! My cupboard doors were open though and I was like "Dammit, Ariadne!" until I realised the earth had opened my doors, not my poor kitten without opposable thumbs.

I am so glad the movie had just finished not a minute before that. The credits had just started to roll (I just realised I missed the picture credits but you know...whatevers...)

So now I am eating roast. Good day!
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Arklanarklan on April 16th, 2011 08:57 am (UTC)
i'm confused. fire doors sound like the sort of thing you'd want to let do their job.

still, glad for safeness.
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Photography~Loneartemisofluna on April 16th, 2011 09:00 am (UTC)
Fire doors are supposed to close in case of fire to keep it contained. They are not supposed to close and shut everyone inside when there is threat the building could fall in on you.

Meaning they weren't doing their job.
Arklanarklan on April 16th, 2011 09:01 am (UTC)
ah. right. that... would be bad. i'm assuming there was more then one exit though, right? i hope?
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Free Breakfast 22.95artemisofluna on April 16th, 2011 09:08 am (UTC)
Probably, but everyone was headed towards the main doors (which are far larger than a back entry anyway, I'm sure) and panicking that they were closing. If they had actually continued to close, there would have been mass panic, not people calmly thinking about other exits. We had our entire city fall down. People aren't calm and rational, they're panicky and terrified. The people who worked there were herding everyone out because the evacuation alarm sounded. No one needs a panicking crowd! So holding the door open, especially since it shouldn't have closed in that instance, just seemed like a good idea.
Arklanarklan on April 16th, 2011 09:37 am (UTC)
yea, i completely understand. gah.
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Amanda Palmer~Taste of Blood with Neilartemisofluna on April 16th, 2011 09:50 am (UTC)
Occasionally I do make good decisions ;)

Most of the cinemas here are closed and it was a Saturday evening so it was packed. There were hundreds of people all headed towards one door! A big door, but still...
Arklanarklan on April 16th, 2011 10:10 am (UTC)
yea. messy situation, that.
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Funny Signs~NO!artemisofluna on April 16th, 2011 10:12 am (UTC)
It ended up fine!

It was so mad. It took so long to realise what was happening and then I wasn't freaked out but I was still shaking all over.

I am quite sick of earthquakes.