(Closed) Going to the movies alone???

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Post # 2
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

It was a big step for me to go to the movies by myself. But once I was there I didn’t even notice I was alone. The only part I don’t like is at the end I felt I had no one with whom to discuss the plot. I’ve only done it a handful of times, but I am always glad that I did. 


Go! Be that independent woman that you are!

Post # 3
5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Going to the theater alone is awesome! I watch TV by myslef all the time, what’s the big deal seeing a movie alone? 

Post # 4
10254 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I used to go all the time by myself! Luckily Darling Husband shares my passion for films and will pretty much see whatever as long as he gets popcorn.

I say go and enjoy!

Post # 6
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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llevinso :  I used to do this all the time! At my job before my current one (5+ years ago) my Friday workday ended at 2pm, sometimes earlier if everyone was ready to go. So on my way home from work I’d stop and catch an afternoon matinee and see whatever I wanted! It was grand. Every Friday (for the most part, unless there was just nothing I wanted to see) I’d go to a move all by myself. Once you’re in the theater you don’t even realize you’re alone. 

I’d honestly still do it if there was something I was not able to convince Darling Husband to go see. Thankfully we mostly like the same things, or he is willing to see movies I want and I do the same for him. We usually do a double feature and spend a few hours at the movie theater. We love it.

Sorry, I derailed. To answer your question: YES I have (and still do when needed) go to the movies alone and YES you should too!

Post # 7
1537 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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llevinso :  I’ve done it but I don’t think your reluctance is silly at all — I also feel weird going to the ticket counter and saying “one for __________ please”.  But the times I’ve done it, I fully recognize that no one even spared a second glance at me let alone notice and judge me for sitting by myself.  So I just tell myself that I needn’t flatter myself because no one is paying attention to me.   

Then I still feel the reluctance the next time. Hehe.  

Last movie I went to see by myself was the Warcraft movie, since my husband has never played WoW and calls it my “nerding.”  I think I will do it more now, since with automated ticket machines, I don’t even have to say out loud to anyone I’m only getting ticket for one!  

Post # 8
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I do it! I did it a few times when I was single in a new city, and I’ve done it for the same reason as you mention – I have very different taste in movies from my fiance, and can’t always find a friend to go with.

It’s always slightly awkward at first sitting by yourself, but I try not to pay attention to that, and just enjoy the movie!

I’m also the type who has no qualms taking myself out to dinner, etc – I don’t think there’s any reason to be ashamed to do things on your own. Treat yo’self!

Post # 9
5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

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llevinso :  Well, take that line of thought all the way through…

I want to see a movie that Darling Husband doesn’t, so let me go to the theater without him

I buy a ticket for just one person–ticket person thinks “awww, poor llevinso, all alone. she must be a loser.”

Buy popcon for just me–consession stand person thinks “awww, poor llevinso, all alone, no one must love her”

Go sit in a seat by yourself, other people in the theater see you alone, “awww, poor llevinso, she must smell really bad if no one will go to the movies with her”

Meanwhile you are thinking–“I have a Darling Husband at home who loves me. I’m not a loser–look how empowered and confident I am by seeing a movie by myself. ” (and I can’t attest to your smell, but I’m going to assume you shower LOL)

AND–you get to pick the seat YOU want, and eat ALL the popcorn, and you don’t have to worry if Darling Husband is enjoying himself 

AND–even if everyone you see thinks horrible thoughts abbout you, WHO CARES? 

Post # 10
1908 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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llevinso :  I LOVE going to the movies alone. EVERY woman should be able to do everything alone. Go the movies, get dinner, travel, … you name it. Take yourself out!! Go get dinner, sit at the bar – order a steak, a baked potato, and a beer damit. Then go see a movie! 😉

Post # 11
227 posts
Helper bee

I don’t think it’s weird to go to the movies alone! Not at all! I mean, it’s not like you can talk to somebody else in the movie anyway. I really like going by myself because I don’t have to share snacks…haha.

Post # 12
386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’ve totally done it!!! It’s actually kind of a liberating feeling – just embrace it and go!

Post # 13
9382 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i don’t, but i’m not a movie person, i’d rather watch at home.  but i know alot of people who go to the movies by themselves.

you don’t talk during the movie anyway, what does it matter?

try it, if you don’t like it, you don’t have to do it again.


what about a movie club?  a movie meetup group?  have you tried looking for those?  or start your own.  maybe there are more people than you know looking for a movie partner.

Post # 14
3089 posts
Sugar bee

I will go to the movies by myself in a hot minute (with the exception of a super late movie because of the crowds and it’s usually packed out with couples).

Post # 15
3387 posts
Sugar bee

I’ve gone to the movies alone before and it’s not a big deal at all, you should go and enjoy yourself! 🙂

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