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    Default Going to movies alone? Why do we go in groups or pairs.

    Ever been to a movie alone? I have only done this once and felt really weird about.

    The norm seems to be to go with at least once other person. Is it just me or do people go to movies alone?
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    I've never had a problem with it. I'm going to see the movie, not chit-chat.

    Not sure if I'd go to a drive-in alone, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    I've never had a problem with it. I'm going to see the movie, not chit-chat.

    Not sure if I'd go to a drive-in alone, though.
    Why would you not go to a drive in alone? I have thought of doing that. I would rather sit in my car alone watching a movie then in a theater.
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    I did it once because I really wanted to see "Strangers with Candy" since it was only going to be in this obscure theatre for a limited time. My friend and I were so happy it was finally coming out because they talked about this movie for years and years. Anyway, she bailed on me because her boyfriend got sick and she couldn't leave him I decided to go anyway since it was the last day the theater was showing it.

    I know a lot of people who go to the movies alone though, usually on a Sunday afternoon. I go with friends most of the time. I think it's really odd that when a female can't go with her significant other she won't go at all, or will go alone rather than take a friend. I don't see what the big deal is wtih taking a female friend, I do it all the time. It is pretty much all me and my female friends do together these days. I have always wanted to ask other females why that is, so here I go... Why is that????

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    I have always worked weird hours and weekends, so going to see movies solo is something I've been doing for years. My favorite is when I hit a matinee, and I'm the only soul in the theater.
    "The less I needed, the better I felt." ~ Charles Bukowski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus H Christ View Post
    I have always worked weird hours and weekends, so going to see movies solo is something I've been doing for years. My favorite is when I hit a matinee, and I'm the only soul in the theater.
    + 1 . Then I order a popcorn & sprinkle M&Ms in it. Good times.

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    Paul Reubens doesn't have a problem seeing movies alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugs Meanie View Post
    + 1 . Then I order a popcorn & sprinkle M&Ms in it. Good times.
    That is my fave too

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    Why would you not go to a drive in alone? I have thought of doing that. I would rather sit in my car alone watching a movie then in a theater.
    I'm not sure, really. I guess in a theatre, you're alone, but you're not alone because usually there are other people in the theatre with your. At the drive in, there are other people there, but you are all separated in your own "cocoons" so to speak. So it heightens the aloneness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    I'm not sure, really. I guess in a theatre, you're alone, but you're not alone because usually there are other people in the theatre with your. At the drive in, there are other people there, but you are all separated in your own "cocoons" so to speak. So it heightens the aloneness.
    I would prefer to be in my own separate cocoon, that way I dont have to listen to the teenage girls behind me or the guy stuffing popcorn down his throat and record pace.

    I rarely go to the movies for the reasons I listed above. I have been to three movies in 10 years.
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    i've been to movies by myself a couple of times, it's kinda like going to a sitdown restuarant on your own - it just feels weird. It's stupid because going to a fast food restaurant alone doesn't feel weird at all but going to a place with a waiter/waitress does. Going to a movie alone is like going to a sporting event alone, just doesn't feel right.

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    I go out to eat by myself on occasion it is usually for a late lunch 2-3:00, I wouldn't do it during the actual lunch rush or on a weekend. I know a lot of people are weirded out by it, but it really doesn't bother me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    Ever been to a movie alone? I have only done this once and felt really weird about.

    The norm seems to be to go with at least once other person. Is it just me or do people go to movies alone?
    I used to go alone plenty when the prices were reasonable. If I wanted to see something bad enough anyway. Nowadays I just Netflix my shit, unless my GF and I just want to get out and relax with a good bit of escapism. The last two we paid to see in the cinema were Iron Man 2 and Avatar.

    I suppose going in a group is good if you want to gab about or bag on the movie afterward. My buddies and I would make a ritual of hitting the Irvine Spectrum and walking across to Champps afterward for beer and ribs.
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    I don't mind going alone. I'd rather go with someone else, but alone is fine with me if that's how it's gotta be.

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    I went to a movie alone once and I felt like the biggest loser. I had a long gap between sales appointments one day and I was running out of time to see Gladiator before it left the theaters. So.....in the middle of the day I went to see it. I was praying I didn't run into anyone I know.


    Thing is, I don't think there's anything wrong with going alone and I don't think twice about it if I see someone alone. It's not a big deal. But for some reason I was embarrassed about doing it.
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