Post # 1
Short story: I wanted to see “About Time” and my husband and his brother wanted to see ‘Thor’. I didn’t see the 1st ‘Thor’ so decided not to go..and wasn’t about to force my husband to watch a chick flick.
Anywho, my husband, BIL and I, all showed up at the theatre, their movie started at 10:30, mine 10:10, so I went on in to my movie and sat there by myself!
It felt weird at first, ESPECIALLY because it wasn’t packed…but I thoroughly enjoyed myself without the worry of if my husband was bored or not.
We both left happy!
Have you ever seen that ‘King of Queens’ episode where they split everything they do when their bed breaks? haha
With that being said, I can’t help but think I noticed some highschool aged kids making a comment about me being alone. (I have a wedding ring on, but I doubt they were looking or thought it mattered)
It was a little awkward in the back of my mind, but I still enjoyed the movie a ton!
Well, would you go alone? What have/would you done if you saw someone CLEARLY by themselves watching a movie? I’m sure most wouldn’t care, but honestly would you be thinking (wow does she have any friends?)
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
@thenewmrsmax: Agree! it was just even more awkward that there was literally 20 people in the whole theatre, and most were couples. ha
EXCEPT for this group of HS aged girls sitting behind me.
Post # 6
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
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
@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
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 # 10
I’ve never ate alone besides for lunch during break! Hmmm!
Post # 11
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
DH hates going to theatres, so I’ve been thinking of going alone more and more these days.
Post # 13
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
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
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
@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!