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To go to the cinema on my own?

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WhereTheFuckIsWonderWoman Mon 13-Feb-17 17:54:40

DD's away with her dad and DP will be out this evening so I'm at a lose end. I could ask a friend to go with me but I'm a bit flat and not great company. I really want to see Lion and tonight's a good opportunity. Would it be really sad to go on my own?blush

Pleasejustgetdressed Mon 13-Feb-17 17:55:16


Ilovecaindingle Mon 13-Feb-17 17:55:56

No sharing the popcorn!! Sounds great!!

FlyMeToTheMoonLiterally Mon 13-Feb-17 17:56:36

I would definitely go on my own, buy some popcorn and some chocolate and enjoy your alone time! smile Have fun

Anatidae Mon 13-Feb-17 17:57:21

I used to go every week on my own - glass of wine, bag of choc. Fabulous. So relaxing.

Mari50 Mon 13-Feb-17 17:57:25

Nope, I sometimes go on my own- last film I went to see alone was Manchester by the sea. Apparently Lion is a real weepy though (so I was told. . . )

MrsBernardBlack Mon 13-Feb-17 17:57:59

Not sad at all. I often went to the cinema, theatre and the opera on my own.

AVirginLitTheCandle Mon 13-Feb-17 17:58:01

Go for it.

GeorgeTheHamster Mon 13-Feb-17 17:58:09

I go alone too and saw Mcr By the Sea last too!

CJCreggsGoldfish Mon 13-Feb-17 17:58:15

I've been on my's utter bliss! Go, you'll love it,

DeccaMitfordsEntryVisa Mon 13-Feb-17 17:58:44

Cinema on my own - a rare and very definitely favourite treat. Go!

GeekyWombat Mon 13-Feb-17 17:58:57

This is one of my favourite things to do and I haven't had a chance to since I've had DC. Bucket of popcorn, sit at the front away from most other people, legs stretched out. Bliss!

Jaspzeb Mon 13-Feb-17 17:59:22

I used to love going to cinema on my own. Definitely do it.

PurpleDaisies Mon 13-Feb-17 17:59:22

I don't understand why people feel like going on their own is a big deal. Of all the social things to do, logically it's the best on your own. It's not like you can talk to anyone once you're in there.

WhereTheFuckIsWonderWoman Mon 13-Feb-17 17:59:48

Oh good, you've convinced me. Thanks!grin

peppatax Mon 13-Feb-17 18:00:52

Please report back OP - it's on my 'to see' list

WhereTheFuckIsWonderWoman Mon 13-Feb-17 18:00:57

I know what you mean Purple but I do like to dissect a film after watching so that's generally where the social bit comes into it for me.

Krap Mon 13-Feb-17 18:01:01

I've been several times on my own. Usually to see a big blockbuster but the great thing is about going in the daytime is that it's relatively quiet and no queues. If you went 8pm the same day, it'd be bedlam!

needmymouthsewnup Mon 13-Feb-17 18:01:17

We went to see Moana this weekend and along with all the families, there was a middle aged woman on her own and 2 middle aged men! It'll be fine!

Trills Mon 13-Feb-17 18:01:18

Why would it be unreasonable?

You sit in the dark and face forwards and don't talk.

It's the ideal activity to do alone.

WhereTheFuckIsWonderWoman Mon 13-Feb-17 18:01:26

Will do Peppa!

tigerdog Mon 13-Feb-17 18:01:41

Definitely go! Perfectly normal to go to the cinema on your own. I think it just feels a bit odd if you're not used to it - I used to feel like that about eating out but now I travel with work I'm happy to dine/cinema etc by myself. It's not like you can chat about it whilst the film is on - and you can come back here and give us your review after!

Deathraystare Mon 13-Feb-17 18:02:36

I have been on my own quite a lot especially if no on else wants to see what I do. Doesn't bother me but used to amuse me at a cinema I used to go to (now gone) when there were few other people there and someone always sat right behind me!!! No numbering on tickets, you could sit wherever you liked.

crunched Mon 13-Feb-17 18:03:46

My local cinema used to give a 20% discount for single tickets on a Monday evening. I lived in a southern coastal town at the time and I believe it was a good way to encourage pensioners to go to the movies. I used to go most weeks.
Not sure if it still happens...

QueenofLouisiana Mon 13-Feb-17 18:24:15

I went on my own for the first time a year ago. I now love it and actively look for films DS and DH won't want to watch. grin

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