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#1 Oriental lily

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

I really want to go see the hobbit.
No one other than DH wants to see it with me sad.gif .

I can't be bothered trying to organize a babysitter.

I don't really see going to the movies as 'great quality time with DH' since we spend most the time silent in a cinema.

But I really want to see it.

I have never gone to the movies all alone.

Is it pathetic?
Will I receive looks of sadness and inspire feelings of pity?

Will I ave any weirdos sitting next to me trying to become my 'date'


Or should I just wait for a couple of months fr the DVD release?

#2 Velvetta

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

I prefer to go alone, no distractions, no conversation. A movie is like a book to me, best done alone.

I admit though I felt embarrassed at the final Twilight movie, me a middle aged woman an' all... so I crept out before the lights went up. LOL

Oh and OP, just sit with large gaps around you and cough noisily before it starts; no one will want to sit near you.

Edited by Velvetta, 07 January 2013 - 06:51 PM.


#3 Lyra

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

I went and saw it by myself. I watch many movies by myself

Does that make me sad and lonely?

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#4 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

I go alone ALL the time. I have no-one else to go with really!! Can't remember the last time I saw a movie with someone else, apart from my DD, or by myself. I wouldn't think twice!!

#5 ~Mintie~

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

I used to pre-kids, and still would if there was something I wanted to see but nobody to go with. I don't think it's pathetic, sounds like great time alone to me.

#6 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

I go alone all the time - I love it.  I was initially embarassed, but soon got used to it.  I used to travel a lot for work, so got used to eating alone, reading books in restaurants, and movies alone etc.  Better than sitting alone in a hotel room night after night.

And once the lights go down, no-one notices or pays you any attention whatsoever.  (Acutally, they ignore you when the lights are on, too wink.gif ).



#7 beckles5

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

Another here who often goes by herself.  If I had to wait to have someone to go with me, well I wouldn't ever see anything!!
Don't worry about it at all - most of the people in the cinema are by themselves!!
I recently went with a friend and the cinema had two where we wouldn't sit together or two up the front.  We sat apart. Didn't bother either of us in the slightest.  You don't talk during it anyway.
Once you have done it the first time you won't ever look back.

#8 choccy2

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

If there is something I want to see I go  - don't really care what others might think about it to be honest I've not given it any thought before.   original.gif

#9 Jimmy Moon

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:56 PM

I always go by myself. I don't think twice about it.



#10 PixieVee

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

Yeah I go often. I enjoy it.

#11 YellowKittyGlenn

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

I go to the drive ins alone sometimes in summer. If they are showing a movie I want to see but no one else does or I just want time to myself I jump in the car and drive 10 mins to the drive in. I like sometimes spending quality time with myself it's not pathetic at all.

#12 Wahwah

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

I went alone for the first time in ages, to see Les Miserable. Like you, I couldn't be bothered organising a babysitter and he wasn't that interested in seeing it anyway.

I went to a small local cinema during the day and I certainly wasn't the only one there alone. Didn't feel weird at all, apart from my endless sooking and singing along with Hugh under my breath. But I would have done that with company as well.

#13 nik_klinger

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:03 PM

As I keep telling my husband who also wants to see that movie,
I'm sure there'll be PLENTY of people watching it all by themselves! It's that kind of movie!

#14 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:03 PM

I've been to the movies alone twice and really enjoyed it.  You should try it, for sure!

#15 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:05 PM

Yes I do.   I wait until the lights dim before going in though.   ph34r.gif

#16 Escapin

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

I am happy to go to the movies with other people or by myself. Lots of people do it! Don't miss out on a movie you want to see just because you can't find someone to go with original.gif

#17 Gudrun

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

I always go alone. Prefer it.  Never understood why going to the movies with someone is a social activity. You're not allowed to talk after all.  Going alone is so much easier too.

#18 Therese

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:07 PM

It's not pathetic at all.

#19 snuffles

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

I go alone all the time.  Love it, not embarrassed at all.


#20 Guest_AllegraM_*

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:10 PM

Almost always. I am a movie buff and went by myself all the time while single. DH and I have different tastes so we still go separately. Works well now as one can watch DS and the other can have a mini-break.

Not sure why anyone would see it as pathetic. Are only coupled people allowed out in public?

#21 Ianthe

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

I have often been to the movies alone. Doesn't bother me.

#22 bunny2

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

I've found smaller, older local places have more people going by themselves so maybe you want to try a cinema like this if you don't want to feel like 'odd one out'.

Not that I think it's odd though.  Once you go by yourself you will love it!  Even better if you can go to a cinema which hardly anyone goes to and it feels like you get the whole cinema to yourself.  It's such a great feeling to sit there and have the whole row to yourself.

When we went to see Dark Knight a few months ago in our small local cinema on a Friday morning, I was amazed at how many middle aged men there were by themselves!!!!!  



#23 TinyTeddys

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:22 PM

I've been by myself...I have never felt awkward.

#24 Propaganda

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

I like going alone. Nobody will complain about the movie choice before, after or during. Nobody will back out of arrangements last-minute. It's a lot easier to find a seat when you're only finding a single seat, and you can sit wherever you personally prefer.

I also quite having lunch on my own, with the company of a good book. I haven't done it for quite some time, but I used to take myself out on a "date" by seeing a movie and going to lunch like this. It was a fabulous way to fill a day.

Nobody wants to see The Hobbit with me either. My husband doesn't like the movies, and no friends want to see it (or can see it when I'm available). I plan on going next week when my child is going on a vacation care excursion.

#25 chickenpants

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:41 PM

Back in the day I used to go by myself all the time. I'd ask DP if he wanted to go and if he didn't, then I'd go alone.

Sometimes, if I was feeling particularly movie-lesque, I'd watch one mid-morning then grab myself a nice lunch somewhere and then toddle off to see another one. A full day out, alone. It was refreshing.




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