VIDEO: Michigan movie-goer surprises girlfriend with big screen proposal

WOODHAVEN, Mich. - One Michigan movie-goer got the surprise of a lifetime this week.

In a video posted to YouTube Tuesday, Richie Reames pops the question to his girlfriend of two and half years, Joanne McDonald.

Joanne went to Emgaine Theater in Woodhaven, Mich. Monday night with her mom and sister to see The Great Gatsby in 3D. Her boyfriend breathed a sigh of relief when she didn't realize the movie was no longer playing in theaters.

Reames worked with theater staff to pull off the surprise. The theater was almost completely dark when McDonald entered so she she wouldn't see the seats filled with her friends and family.

McDonald was stunned when her boyfriend appears during what was supposed to be a movie trailer. "Oh my gosh! I have never felt that feeling in my entire life," McDonald told Action News. "My heart dropped to my butt!"

The video took three weeks to film and includes clips from McDonald and Reames' friends and family. The romantic comedy ends with Joanne saying "yes."

Like any good movie, a sequel is planned. The couple will say their vows in September 2014.

You can watch the proposal in the video player below:

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