Anyone go to the movies alone?

posted 1 year ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I’ve definitely gone to the movies by myself!  Not weird at all!  (And I really want to see the Mamma Mia sequel!  My hubby at least is a fan of musicals, and we watched the first one this week, but if he wasn’t interested, I’d totally go by myself!)

Post # 3
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Busy bee

I’ve gone alone a few times. The last movie I treated myself to was Victoria & Abdul the day before my husband and I got married. It’s nice to just quietly enjoy the movie and have my own giant popcorn and soda and not share it. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’ve gone to movies by myself. It’s not strange at all.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

When I was in grad school and living alone I went to the movies myself a lot. Tuesday was discount tickets and refreshments day, so I would go at like 10 AM and often have a theater to myself. Loved it. 

Post # 6
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Worker bee

I have 3 days off during the week while my SO is at work. So I see movies ALL the time by myself. I just got home from seeing Eighth Grade. Lot’s of other people were also there alone. I say it’s totally normal and that you should go for it!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I definitely have! It’s not weird. It can be really enjoyable. If you have a movie you want to go see – do it! No one else really notices, and they definitely don’t care.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Canada

Alllll the time. No one to make you run late so you miss the previews, no one to steal your snacks, no one to distrct you during the movie, and finding one seat in a crowded theatre is way easier than finding two or more!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

Going to the movies alone can be sooooo great! Definitely go! Not weird at all. In fact, sometimes I prefer it, especially something highly anticipated. Can’t stand people talking, making predictions, or commenting on a character’s actions (or lack thereof). I don’t pay to hear commentary, and we unfortunately have some family members who talk throughout movies, theater or not. Hubby loves going to the movies, but aside from superhero movies and action movies, our interests don’t overlap. 

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I love to go to the movies by myself! I don’t have to share my snacks! And I can leave before the credits are over if I want! (My husband sits through allllll of the credits 😴)

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Yes, and I LOVE IT. The only time it was awkward was when I went to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower and these sweet teenage girls saw me sitting alone and asked if I would like to sit with them haha!

Post # 12
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Honey bee

Hell yeah!  All the time.  In fact I’m going by myself tomorrow to see the Mr. Rogers documentary because I know I will ugly cry and don’t want to have to explain why.

It’s great.  You don’t have to share your snacks.  You alone get to decide if you want to sit through the credits.  You don’t have to listen to complaining that they didn’t like the movie you picked.

 Don’t feel weird.  Besides….It isn’t like movies are social activities.  You sit in a row and all face the front ignoring each other and paying attention to a screen.  I’d sooner go to the movies alone than on a date because what is the point of spending time with someone if the activity is ignoring each other for two hours?  We can ignore each other for free watching tv in the living room if we want.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i dont, but only bc i dont go to the movies that often. like once every 1-2 years.

but i know plenty who do. my husband is oot for the weekend volunteering. he is planning to go to the movies tonight by himself.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - City, State

I LOVE to go to the movies alone! I was nervous about it the first time I went because I thought it just wasn’t something people did. But after going alone I prefer to go to the movies alone.  Treat yourself! 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

fourthnoel :  my mom use to go by herself all the time and we would say “that is so weird” (i was 13), but honestly she just wanted to see movies that no one else did, so she did. 

I see people by themselves alllll the time. I went by myself to go watch Fantastic Beasts (DH isn’t really into HP) i felt nervous, but  i really enjoyed it. No one cared or even paid any attention to me. 

DO IT!

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