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To go to the cinema on my own?

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Keepswimming123 Sat 17-Jan-15 18:41:14

To go to the cinema on my own? Nothing else on that I want to see, woman in black 2 is on at 10.20... Had a really crap couple of days, including a break up, and want to get out of the house. All my friends are busy, as this is last

A) will it scare the shit out of me?
B) will I be judged by other cinema goers??

ilovesooty Sat 17-Jan-15 18:43:06

No and no. Have a good time.

merlehaggard Sat 17-Jan-15 18:44:20

Why not, if it was me, I wouldn't want being single stop me doing what I wanted to do. I'm not very brave though, so can't comment on your choice of film. I'd probably be watching Paddington. smile

wowfudge Sat 17-Jan-15 18:44:27

How will other cinema goers judge you in the dark? One of the best places to go on your own imo. I only judge people who: eat smelly, noisy food or talk or use their sodding phones in the cinema grin.

I haven't seen the film so have no idea how scary it is.

brunette123 Sat 17-Jan-15 18:44:49

a. dunno sorry although read it is not as scary as the first
b. no - I often go alone and love it - people don't know why you are alone - you could have been invited to tons of parties and just want some time alone to relax - go and enjoy! It's not as though you can talk to your companion once film starts anyhow. I went to theatre by myself Thursday and plan going to cinema Tuesday alone - I have a bf and just like doing my own thing sometimes

Keepswimming123 Sat 17-Jan-15 18:46:44

I was gunning for paddington, but no late showings, for obvious reasons! So shall I bite the bullet and go?? I think you can now purchase le vino at the local cinema these days... But am just worried that I might scare the crap out of myself... Just really fancy a scary film confused

wowfudge Sat 17-Jan-15 18:49:08

Just go for it. If you try it and don't like it, as least you've done it. If you don't go and have a boring night at home, you'll regret not having gone.

merlehaggard Sat 17-Jan-15 18:49:51

Yes, do it. As Brunette says, even if you're with someone, you cant talk.

PhaedraIsMyName Sat 17-Jan-15 18:50:10

I go to loads of things on my own. I saw Into the Woods on my own last Saturday. I'm going to a concert in Glasgow on my own next week and the Royal Ballet and a concert on my own in London at the end of the month.

I really don't see the point of missing out just because no one else wants to see it or dragging someone else along.

In fact for many concerts I prefer it. Means I can concentrate on the music.

CalicoBlue Sat 17-Jan-15 18:50:12

I have not been to the cinema on my own for years, but I used to love it, felt very indulgent doing something just for yourself.

My Dh loves the cinema and goes at least once a week, mostly on his own as I am not bothered and at home with the kids.

Keepswimming123 Sat 17-Jan-15 18:50:53

True say. Just worried that my choice of film is bad! But on the plus side, no-one to share my popcorn!!

Keepswimming123 Sat 17-Jan-15 18:51:34

Oooh was into to woods any good???

PhaedraIsMyName Sat 17-Jan-15 18:52:06

Oh and a) don't know haven't seen it. The book wasn't scary.

marymouse Sat 17-Jan-15 18:52:36

I found it quite scary, and scarier than the first. But then I'm a wuss!
Had to come downstairs in the middle of the night for medicine for dc and crapped myself.
I'm sure you'll be fine though!

Keepswimming123 Sat 17-Jan-15 18:53:59

Is it scarier than the first one?? Quite looking forward to it now! I am clearly a weirdo who enjoys freak ing myself out...

Keepswimming123 Sat 17-Jan-15 18:54:22

And oh crikey, I am a complete wuss...

Fanfeckintastic Sat 17-Jan-15 18:55:52

I did this just days after a break up too OP and ended up going for coffee with a gorgeously handsome man who did the same, he had just had a break up too!


PhaedraIsMyName Sat 17-Jan-15 18:57:18

I loved Into the Woods although it didn't get good reviews.

I've never seen it on stage other than a television showing of the Broadway production with Bernadette Peters and Mandy Patinkin. Along with Cabaret and A Chorus Line it's the only musical I like.

Keepswimming123 Sat 17-Jan-15 18:57:32

Fingers crossed! Although just watched the trailer and it's already freaking me out!!

GoofyIsACow Sat 17-Jan-15 18:59:24

I would truly love to go to the cinema on my own!! Do it, let us know how you get on smile

JoanHickson Sat 17-Jan-15 19:00:16

I went to the Cinema with others and we saw different films. It was the only time and I would go alone to the cinema in future.

RiverTam Sat 17-Jan-15 19:01:37

well, having been utterly petrified by the first Woman in Black, I wouldn't.

I do go to the cinema alone, did so last Sunday, but in the afternoon and to a non-scary film! Would never judge anyone for doing so.

PhaedraIsMyName Sat 17-Jan-15 19:01:41

Goofy your post has got me worried- do people think it's odd if you're on your own? I've honestly never thought about it.

Keepswimming123 Sat 17-Jan-15 19:02:31

Ok, first time line cinema goer... Here goes... I am totally freaked out by the film already, but don't fancy anything else. I shall purchase popcorn and vino, and have a good old time, all on my own! I am feeling brave

Keepswimming123 Sat 17-Jan-15 19:03:23

Why don't they show paddington in the evenings?!?!

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