The magnitude 5.1 earthquake that struck near Los Angeles Friday night became something of an surprise special effect for those attending the opening weekend of the “Noah” movie starring Russell Crowe.

A bit of life imitating art as "Noah" moviegoers feel earthquake Friday night.

A bit of life imitating art as “Noah” moviegoers feel earthquake Friday night.

For some moviegoers — given the variation of start times at different theaters — the quake hit during particularly poignant scenes, noted The Wire and Mashable.

This guy experienced the quake during a quite the apocalyptic moment:

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And this patron felt the earth move during dialogue about humanity and survival:

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As for other reactions:

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(H/T: Drudge Report)

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