Would you ever go to the movies alone? What do you think of those that do?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Answer me!
    I've gone to the movies alone : (160 votes)
    36 %
    I haven't, but I would now that you mention it : (51 votes)
    11 %
    I wouldn't ever do that, too embarassing : (32 votes)
    7 %
    When I see people watching a movie alone I think it's weird : (21 votes)
    5 %
    When I see people watching a movie alone, it doesn't phase me and I barely notice : (175 votes)
    39 %
    When I see people watching a movie alone, I've made fun of them (in my head/to others) : (6 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I work OOT Monday to Thursday each week. I go to the movies alone all the time because it’s pretty much impossible to make friends in a city where you don’t live. I also go out to restaurants by myself all the time.

    If you can’t handle being by yourself, then who else would want to be with you.

    Would I prefer to go out with people? Yes. But that’s not in the cards, and sitting alone in my hotel room is much more depressing than going to a movie alone.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2657 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’ve been to the movies alone before and it is kinda nice.  I don’t like it when my friends try to talk to me during movies because I just want to immerse myself and pay attention to the story.  I don’t judge people who go to the movies on their own either.  To each their own.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I have frequently gone to movies by myself.  I usually go in the afternoon when it is not busy, so it is obvious I am by myself.  I really don’t care, if I want to see a movie and no one else wants to/is available I just go.

    I wouldn’t even notice if someone else were there alone.  I usually play on my phone until the movie starts, not surveying the area to see who is alone or in a group.

    Post # 7
    Member
    649 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’ve done it. I actually enjoy it, especially if it’s a movie I’ve been looking forward to and I don’t have to worry about DH (or a friend I’ve invited) enjoying.

    @thenewmrsmax:  I also don’t mind eating in a restaurant alone. Some people are totally weirded out by this! 

    Post # 8
    Member
    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @BellaDee:  Just goes to show that HS girls are more concerned with the people around them then themselves.

    I took myself out for valentine’s day once. A girls gotta eat, and I was in another state. And that steak was delicious!

    Post # 9
    Member
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    FI goes to the movies by himself all the time. He always wants to see stupid action movies that I HATE, so he just goes alone. He doesn’t mind. I don’t think it’s weird at all.

    I will say that I remember going to see Mean Girls in the theaters with my mom and sister when I was in high school. There was this older man (like 60+) sitting behind us – he was by himself and laughing SO LOUD throughout the entire movie. I remember thinking it was funny, though, not weird.

    Post # 11
    Member
    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m a wedding photographer, so any of my free time is typically on random weekdays so I love going to the movies alone. It’s not a social activity, so I don’t see why people require company to do it (not saying company isn’t nice haha).

    Post # 12
    Member
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    DH hates going to theatres, so I’ve been thinking of going alone more and more these days.

    Post # 13
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    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I probably wouldn’t go to the movies alone just because…. I don’t know, it’s always been something social to do with DH/friends? It just wouldn’t be as fun if I didn’t have someone to talk to afterwards about the movie.

    That being said, I pretty much never notice other people at the movies. I probably wouldn’t think anything of someone being there by themselves- I’d probably just assume it was a new mom whose husband was babysitting to graciously give her some ALONE TIME or something.

    Post # 14
    Member
    2878 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would. It just hasn’t happened yet because I don’t live next to a cinema, and I find it to be expensive (more than 10$). But it wouldn’t embarass me to go alone, given that I’d probably do that on an afternoon and therefore, I would expect very few people in the theatre, some of whom would also be alone.

     

    Post # 15
    Member
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Sure I’ve gone alone. I’m not gonna miss a movie just because my husband and none of my friends want to see it. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    1582 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @BellaDee:  I used to go the movies alone. It was during a point in my life where I was trying to be comfortable just being me, so I would challenge myself to do different things out of my comfort zone, like going to a movie by myself. It was a little weird at first, but fine after I got used to it!

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