We all have that favourite movie we can watch over and over again - not including forced watchings of Frozen or other kids movies of course. (Let it go, ok?)
But a man has set a new Guinness World Record for watching a movie nearly 300 times!
Ramiro Alanis from the US has claimed the record for “most cinema productions attended of the same film” for watching Spider-Man: No Way Home an impressive 292 times.
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He watched it at the cinema over a three month period, sometimes seeing it five times a day. That’s no small commitment, adding up to 720 hours, or about 30 days of his time. Not to mention the cost of tickets.
Ramiro’s no stranger to attempting the record though. Back in 2019 he set a new record for watching Avengers: Endgame 191 times, almost doubling the previous effort of Australian Joanne Connor who had watched Bohemian Rhapsody 108 times.
This is Priceless!!— El Tigre Vengador (@agalanis17) July 24, 2019
- @Avengers #1 Movie of all Time.
- @zoesaldana been in 2 #1 movies of all time.
- Repping @TigresOficial , Best Mexican Team of the decade.
- Thanos Holding my @MarvelProps shield.
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But then another movie fan, Arnaud Klein, came along and broke Ramiro’s Endgame record by watching a movie only 13 more times than Ramiro. So this year Ramiro decided to reclaim his record with an even higher number of viewings in the hopes that no-one will break his record in a hurry.
And before you assume Ramiro must be a couch potato who is used to sitting and zoning out in front of the big screen, he’s actually a personal trainer in his job.
And there’s a lot of rules to follow too to claim the movie watching record.
Guinness World Records says that Ramiro had to watch the movie in full, including the credits (though everyone knows to stay for the post-credit scenes in Marvel movies) and couldn’t leave for a pee break, take a nap or do anything else while watching. So no sneaky looking at his emails or checking Facebook updates. He also had to submit all his ticket stubs as evidence and have a cinema attendant verify he'd sat through the entire movie without distractions.
With that effort, maybe he set a record for amount of popcorn eaten too?
Do you have a favourite movie you watch over and over? Or is it once and done, because the first viewing is the most magical?
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