11/26/2011 at 05:45 PM EST
That was close!
Former spouses Jennifer Aniston
and Brad Pitt
crossed paths at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood on Friday and narrowly missed what may have been a very awkward run-in.
Pitt, 47, was there with his children with partner Angelina Jolie
– Shiloh, Zahara, Pax and Maddox – and Aniston, 42, was there with her boyfriend Justin Theroux
star and his children left the 2 p.m. showing of Martin Scorcese's film Hugo
minutes after Aniston and Theroux, who costar in Wanderlust together
, arrived for a later movie.
"Justin and Jennifer skipped the popcorn and went straight in. Like five minutes later, Brad and the kids came out of the theater," a source tells X17
. "They just missed each other!"