On Twitter, a user by the handle of @HG_Hohbes (or just Chris) tweeted that he walked into the theater to watch IT, when he encountered this. Sitting in a row, all alone, is an eerie clown with a red balloon. Not too unlike IT's terrifying clown, Pennywise.
A few people said they would have left the theater to get as far away from this scary clown as possible. Although, in this person's case, they would have still attempted to see it at another theater instead. But if that screening also had a scary clown, perhaps watching IT was not meant to be.
This person decided to examine the pros and cons. On the negative side, there's a creepy clown in the theater, making you feel unsafe. On the plus side, it gives you a great story to tell your friend. But only if you live to tell it.
In fact, someone else also reported a creepy clown at a completely separate showing of IT in a different theater. Perhaps judging this clown is unfair. But when you wear that costume to an IT screening, judgment is pretty hard to avoid.
From the initial picture, the only person in the photo is the clown itself. But there must have been others in attendance too, right? After all, it's already one of the biggest horror movies of all time.
Chris's photo also got this response...from Pennywise himself. However, there's no checkmark next to Pennywise's name, so we can't be sure if this is a tweet from the actual Pennywise or not. The jury is still out.
A couple of Twitter users were able to go past the spookiness of the clown and dig deeper into the photo. For instance, why does the clown have a stick instead of getting a balloon filled with helium. If the clown can't afford a decent balloon, maybe you don't need to take it as a serious threat.
Someone else observed that the clown wasn't sitting in the "Star Seating" section. Sure, the clown probably could have sneaked into a better seat since nobody was around, but he refused. You have to respect that.
Chris later revealed that he had the courage to have a chat with the scary clown. And Chris said the clown was perfectly all right after all. (Which we should have assumed, since Chris survived and was able to tweet about it.)
Perhaps seeing a spooky clown like this shouldn't be surprising if it's at a showing of the IT movie. What would be even scarier? Seeing it at the screening of any non-clown-related movie. if that happens, you know there's something weird going on.