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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.

redexpat Tue 13-Nov-12 20:29:33

Independant cinema, yes absolutely. Big cinema during the day, yes. Big cinema during the evening, probably not.

lovebunny Tue 13-Nov-12 20:30:23

never done it. can't bring myself to go to the cinema alone. have eaten out, been to gigs, by myself but the cinema is a step too far. wish i could overcome it.

showtunesgirl Tue 13-Nov-12 20:35:32

Why is that lovebunny? Surely you're MORE visibly alone when eating out? In the cinema, it's dark and no-ones looking at you anyway!

Peanutbutterfingers Tue 13-Nov-12 20:37:17

And if you go during the day nearly everyone alone

Eggrules Tue 13-Nov-12 20:38:59

Go on lovebunny, you can do it.

MollyMurphy Tue 13-Nov-12 20:42:57

When I was single I used to go to the cinema all the time by myself. Why be ashamed of enjoying your own company?

I once took a 3 month trip to Europe by myself and sat through many (many) dinners and activities all on my own - it was challenging at times, but if I just waited till others had the same money, time and/or motivation - think of how much I would have missed out on. It can take awhile to get used to a solo act but its a very empowering skill to develop. Sometimes now I even miss the solitude and quiet of my own thoughts.

bedmonster Tue 13-Nov-12 20:56:22

Of course yanbu - Why would you need company when you sit in the dark being quiet?! Go for it, its actually very liberating. Enjoy op.

FromEsme Tue 13-Nov-12 20:58:43

I can't believe the number of people that refuse to do stuff on their own. The people I work with won't even get the bus home on their own - they all wait til someone else is ready to go with them. How they can be arsed waiting for half an hour after work I don't know.

I LOVE going to the cinema on my own.

amicissimma Tue 13-Nov-12 21:03:45

Ssssh! Don't tell anyone, but some cinemas offer 'Senior Screen' at 11 am once a week. They are vague about the age, just saying 'mature'. It's great: decent films, no screaming toddlers, giggling teenages or texting any-agers. A leetle bit of loudly whispered 'what did he say?'. Coffee, too. And the majority go alone.

mellowdramatic Tue 13-Nov-12 21:03:46

I go on my own every few weeks but NEVER on a Wednesday. I'm on Orange and that would be too sad grin

bakedbeanqueen Tue 13-Nov-12 21:06:34

I did it once and was the only person in the cinema!! People pay loads for a private screening. I was a rebel and sat in the expensive seats when i had only paid for the cheap seats grin

CremeEggThief Tue 13-Nov-12 21:08:57

YABU- if you chicken out and don't go! wink

showtunesgirl Tue 13-Nov-12 21:10:52

The next time I'm going to a cinema, it WILL be a private screening and I'm in the film. <preens>

But I only say one line. grin

EllenParsons Tue 13-Nov-12 21:19:47

I have been to the cinema on my own before - no problem with it. I would usually do it for more unusual films which were more my own specific interest than my friends eg i remember going to a lot of Korean films alone a few years ago! That was in an art house cinema where loads of people were on their own but I have also done it in mainstream Cinemas and found that fine too.

somewherewest Tue 13-Nov-12 21:20:07

This thread is such a bloody relief. I'm dying to see Skyfall but currently have no one to go with (just moved to a new town where we know no one and only person available to mind DS is DH).

rempy Tue 13-Nov-12 21:21:15

Go. It's marvellous. I did it last week for the first time in years.

Cherylkerl Tue 13-Nov-12 21:24:35


I also love eating out alone.

I find going to the cinema such an odd way to in the foyer, don't talk for two hours, say goodbye. Hence it being perfect for early date activity.

RedZombie Tue 13-Nov-12 21:40:29

I've never been on my own before. I almost did for that Zac Efron film earlier this year but When I had a free afternoon, it wasnt on. I'm dying to see the new Bradley Cooper film because I loved the Book and I know I'll never get DH to come with me. This time I'm doing it.

Eggrules Tue 13-Nov-12 22:00:17

Hmmmm, maybe I should make this a regular thing? I'm going next week.

Show tunes, care to expand?

Red, I'm going too try to fit Skyfall in this week and Breaking Dawn next.

showtunesgirl Tue 13-Nov-12 22:28:58

I can't because I'll out myself!

All those who haven't gone to the pics by themselves, can I ask what exactly is it you're scared of?

gasman Tue 13-Nov-12 23:59:20

I love going to the cinema on my own. It is my secret post night shift indugence.

I also like rainy sunday afternoon double bills in the local arthouse place.

You meed minstrels though.

SoleSource Wed 14-Nov-12 00:20:04

Yanbu at all

NewNames Wed 14-Nov-12 00:30:33

I was scared the first time I went on my own. Not sure what of though. I got my ore booked ticket and bought myself a hot chocolate and popcorn. Ended up being just me, two other singles and a couple in the screen. Was fab!

flow4 Wed 14-Nov-12 00:32:01

Of course YANBU smile Go for it!

drizzlecake Wed 14-Nov-12 00:51:44

I went to college in the 70s. Looked forward to meeting new people but almost everyone had come with a pal from school, the others were living at home confused. ( it was a small class and all women).

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