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to be so nervous about going to cinema ALONE!

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DoMeDon Thu 30-Jun-11 12:26:06

Unexpectedly alone for my birthday.

Was planning to go to cinema and am thinking of going alone (can you tell it's my first time smile)

Feeling really nervous? AIBU and a complete wussy (as I suspect)?

aldiwhore Thu 30-Jun-11 12:27:59

YABU I love going to the cinema alone. It felt weird the first time, and it was at DH's suggestion (he's been doing it all his life) but I absolutely enjoyed it, and its become a 'cheaper than a shopping spree' pleasure when I can get away with it. smile

ilovesooty Thu 30-Jun-11 12:29:46

YABU. I don't see the problem.

lesley33 Thu 30-Jun-11 12:29:48

A tiny bit wussy - sorry. I have gone to the cinema lots of time on my own in the past. When you are sitting in a film it is only at the beginning before the film starts that you are aware of being on your own. Once the film starts, it doesn't matter if you are on your own or not.

pookamoo Thu 30-Jun-11 12:30:03

You won't have to share the popcorn or the maltesers!
Have fun, what are you going to see?

DontCallMePeanut Thu 30-Jun-11 12:30:41

YABU! I hate going with my best friend, as she talks through films. Instead, I go on my own these days grin

lesley33 Thu 30-Jun-11 12:30:53

I always think it is one of the few really nice activities that you can do in your own and still really enjoy

LDNmummy Thu 30-Jun-11 12:31:38

I'm actually envious, would love a couple hours down time in a nice air conditioned cinema watching a film solely of my choice.

I see loads of people who are watching a film alone when I go to the cinema, it has never struck me as out of place.

steben Thu 30-Jun-11 12:32:09

YABU - all power to you for considering it though - I know a lot of people who won't. FWIW I reg go to the cinema alone, for a bit of a break, and to see films DH does not want to see. I don't get why people freak out about it - it isn't like you talk in the cinema is it!? The only potential problem is the struggle to the seat with popcorn, handbag and giant drink smile

seeker Thu 30-Jun-11 12:33:02

I've done loads of things alone. Including hitch hiking to Egypt and back.

But I haven't been to the cinema alone. Isn't that weird?

I'll go on Monday.

bunkers Thu 30-Jun-11 12:33:24

Happy Birthday smile

Go for it. I love going to the cinema on my own.

Get your self lots of lovely snacks to munch on, sit back, relax and enjoy a bit of time to yourself.

If you feel conspicuous because you're alone, time it so that you walk in just before the session starts.

seeker Thu 30-Jun-11 12:34:12

"I always think it is one of the few really nice activities that you can do in your own and still really enjoy" I think most nice activities you can do on your own and....

NorksAkimbo Thu 30-Jun-11 12:36:54

I've been going to the cinema on my own since I was a teenager...I've always preferred it to going with someone. I haven't had the chance really since I've had DCs, but I will say it is one of the things I miss occassionally about my single life.
It will only be weird the first time!

Muser Thu 30-Jun-11 12:39:11

You are going to go and sit in the dark for 2-3 hours and not talk. It's the perfect solo activity! I wish I could go to the cinema alone today. Although I'd probably just fall asleep.

DoMeDon Thu 30-Jun-11 12:41:19

Knew I could rely on you lot for a kick up the arse. Guess the problem is I worry too much what other people think. Am convinced there will be people staring at the fat billy no mates who's been binned off on her birthday <self pity emoticon> sad

I am a wuss - fact. Going to see X-Men blush - comic book flicks are my guilty pleasure!! <awaits 'YABU for going to see X-Men' onslaught> grin

LadyClariceCannockMonty Thu 30-Jun-11 12:41:20

I think you'll love it. Going to the flicks alone is one of my favourite things. But I admit it feels more natural in certain types of film/cinema/timeslots. e.g. I'll happily go to an arty cinema/film on my own but would feel a bit weirder going to a multiplex alone. And I wouldn't go on a weekend night, I don't think. But Thursday evening? No problem! You get to choose the film, the snacks, the seat, and no one sitting next to you to try to talk while it's on or, one of my petty pet hates, turn to you IMMEDIATELY the last scene finishes and demand 'What did you think?'

Enjoy, and very happy birthday.

hmmSleep Thu 30-Jun-11 12:42:58

Happy Birthday! I love going to the cinema on my own too, big bag of pick and mix, ice cream and get lost in the film. Go and enjoy smile.

anonacfr Thu 30-Jun-11 12:44:38

I love it! I get to sit front row AND eat all the popcorn. I've been going alone for years and it's the best.

whysolate Thu 30-Jun-11 12:46:48

I don't think you're being unreasonable, DoMeDon.

I wouldn't go on my own but only because I like people's company. No-one would invite me to the cinema anyway as i am the "mate who talks all the way through".

Happy Birthday! smile

Muser Thu 30-Jun-11 12:47:26

Forgot to say, happy birthday! And nobody will be looking at you. I bet there's other people there alone.

hmmSleep Thu 30-Jun-11 12:47:38

Oh, and from your last post, no-one has even taken a second look at me. People won't think you're weird, they'll think you wanted to see the film, in fact they'll be so busy doing their own thing they won't think anything at all.

I have also eaten in restaurants on my own (when travelling), that did make me feel a bit self conscious so I used to make sure I had a book to read.

lesley33 Thu 30-Jun-11 12:57:49

seeker - I wouldn't enjoy going for a nice meal, to the pub, to a pub quiz, bowling alley, playing racquet sports on my own. These are all things that I enjoy doing and that you either physically can't do on your own or going by yourself is not as good as going with someone else.

lesley33 Thu 30-Jun-11 13:18:23

I have eaten on my own in restaurants, but I have never done this in a posher restaurant late evening time.

motheroftwoboys Thu 30-Jun-11 13:18:46

I often go to concerts on my own as I like different music from my DH. Thoroughly enjoy it. Don't suppose the cinema is any different.

altinkum Thu 30-Jun-11 13:21:36

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