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To go to the cinema on my own?

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Eggrules Tue 13-Nov-12 19:49:03

I am in the need of some serious cheering up. I have just discovered at my local cinema, films start at 11ish. I have free time between then and school pick up one day next week.

malovitt Tue 13-Nov-12 19:49:59

I go to the cinema by myself all the time.
I love it.
(I do have friends, btw!)

shemademedoit Tue 13-Nov-12 19:51:28

Yes!!!! Do it. grin

healstorturepeople Tue 13-Nov-12 19:52:22

I do it a few times a year. Do it. It'll be lovely and quiet in the daytime too.

Autumnchill Tue 13-Nov-12 19:52:30

Do it!

Lavenderhoney Tue 13-Nov-12 19:52:37

I've been on my own. It's ok, I have plenty of friends, just not free when I am or don't fancy the film. Plus if it's crap you can just leavesmile

TaggieCampbellBlack Tue 13-Nov-12 19:52:58

Oh I haven't done that for ages. I might go tomorrow. Lovely. What shall I watch?

NewNames Tue 13-Nov-12 19:53:42

Do it! You can get whatever snacks you like and you don't have to make small talk. Win win

NewNames Tue 13-Nov-12 19:53:56

Argo. Very good

showtunesgirl Tue 13-Nov-12 19:54:44

Oh my, I would be down there like a shot! Back when I was in college, I would head down to the cinema twice a week by myself. I miss those days. sad

elfycat Tue 13-Nov-12 19:55:48

I've been going to the cinema on my own for over 2 decades. DH works away quite a bit and I'll see what I like. We usually save blockbusters for when he's back but I need to go and see skyfall as he went to see it yesterday.

Eggrules Tue 13-Nov-12 19:57:42

I have lovely friends but cba to arrange something for an evening and have a problem with childcare. One of whom was confused when I mentioned it on the phone just now. She has made it clear that under no circumstances would she go to the cinema on her own. It's not that strange???

I go away with work and eat out etc alone.

JackThePumpkinKing Tue 13-Nov-12 19:59:29

Only if you're going to watch Twilight grin

TaggieCampbellBlack Tue 13-Nov-12 20:01:06

Its not out til thursday blush

LaCiccolina Tue 13-Nov-12 20:02:05

No! Id do it too for a film I wanted to see... Daniel Craig....might do it next week. Better remember not to mention it to dh though as he wants to c it too and wont get the opp till on sky!

Peanutbutterfingers Tue 13-Nov-12 20:02:18

I love going on my own. I buy some nice treats from m&s and pre mixed g&t in cans and have a lovely time smile

NatashaBee Tue 13-Nov-12 20:03:38

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TempusFuckit Tue 13-Nov-12 20:04:02

I love going to the cinema on my own. It's a pretty antisocial experience in the first place anyway - you can't talk or interact much with each other. And on your own, you don't have to share the popcorn grin

iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 13-Nov-12 20:12:43

When I lived in Brisbane Aus - there was a beautiful old cinema in the city centre that I would go to and watch films alone. I loved it. I could really really get into the film and cry or laugh without worrying about other people seeing. I used to like other people looking at me thinking why is she on her own? You could always pretend you are a movie critic and take a large notebook! ha ha.
I always used to love going to restaurants alone there - and I loved doing things on my own in Italy too. For some reason I am a lot more hesitant to do things on my own in the UK. I don't know why this is.....
but you have reminded me how wonderful it can be so I am going to go to the cinema asap on my own. I can taste the Ice cream now... mmmm....

Eggrules Tue 13-Nov-12 20:16:49

Well it seems like going to the cinema on your own IS a reasonable thing to do.

If there is time, I will go for a solo lunch afterwards.

I may watch Part 1 first wink

CharlieCoCo Tue 13-Nov-12 20:18:40

I go on my own. I tend to end up talking (commentary) to my friend if im not on my own, so at least if i am then i can concentrate on the film.

ShatnersBassoon Tue 13-Nov-12 20:19:18

I love going to the cinema on my own. It's brilliant escapism.

showtunesgirl Tue 13-Nov-12 20:21:45

OP, I've never understood why people are so scared to things like this on their own. I also love to eat out on my own. I get myself something nice, a good book and just chill out. Bliss.

fruityoatybrains Tue 13-Nov-12 20:24:03

Agree with all. Love going to pictures on own. Wish I had more free time to do it!

Eggrules Tue 13-Nov-12 20:28:53

Have kindle; will eat out.

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