New World Record in Movie Watching Set in Germany
Seven German film lovers have broken the world record for movie watching by clocking a full 60 hours and 15 minutes before the silver screen, a movie theater company in the southern German city, Augsburg, said Thursday.
The troupe emerged bleary-eyed on Wednesday evening for the first time since Monday morning after seeing 30 films with only short breaks in between, Kieft and Kieft Filmtheater said.
Twenty candidates from across Germany had joined the movie marathon Monday and were kept glued to their seats with features such as "American Beauty" and "Apollo 13".
The previous record of 50 hours and 55 minutes set in Bangkok was broken Wednesday at about 11:00 am by 10 of the participants. The others left due to circulatory system complaints or were disqualified because they fell asleep.
By Wednesday evening only seven people were left.
"About two-thirds of the way through, I only had my eyes on the screen -- I couldn't follow any of the plots anymore," said Oliver Gerstbeck of Stadtbergen, a town near Augsburg.
The lucky winners may want to wait a few days to begin claiming their winnings from Kieft and Kieft: 15 years of free admittance to any of the company's cinemas -- AFP
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