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totally ok, right? i am going to see tron 3d this afternoon in imax on my own. so it's too late to change my mind.
More so before 3pm on a weekday but not on Valentine's day, especially when that is a Saturday.
I wish it was though
especially if's a more arty type of movie, because nobody who goes to see those has any friends.
so much this.
but i don't think its weird, if you wanna see it see it
eating alone in a restaurant is fine
I've never seen anyone alone in a restaurant. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with it but its a rarity.
...don't food critics eat alone?
Usually take a book, but it still feels massively awkward. I'd rather go somewhere and be on my own than be at the hotel along with all the other table for one men.
and town was buzzing cos it was mathew street festival day, and everyone in the restaurant had a big beatles singalong. i was delighted.
...never been to the cinema on my own. Reading a book or newspaper in the pub is for wanks too.
...but not in the pub. No, no. no.
but I'd feel like a bit of a bellend. Café is enough for me.
it was about 1:30pm and I really liked it. The only problem I had was that there was no one there to give me a cuddle when I got a bit emotional (I get really emotional at films like that woman on that website)
But I would.
I quite like to talk about it though, which could prove tricky.
Is now a good time to say that our villa had it's own cinema? Yeah, I think it is.
Can everyone simplify things for me today? Thanks.
the last time i went alone, i had to wait 4hrs for my coach to arrive so i just went to the cinema. good way of wasting a few hours
Just never done it myself for absolute fear of bumping into someone who I know whos there with someone else.
full of people who don't actually really like films and also are still suffering teenage hangups they should have outgrown years ago....?
It's absolutely fine and damn near essential if you're unemployed, the cinema is like a dear friend when you're job hunting.
I tend to avoid the multiplexes if I'm alone mind you, it's far more comfortable in an arthouse / independent cinema.
I mean, it's not like you spend loads of the film chatting to your mates, is it?
but its mainly going "whats going on??". Although I found I didn't have that problem when I went to the cinema yesterday. It was surprisingly nice and there were lots of other people on their own.
especially if you go at like 11am on a weekday = nobody making noise + the feeling of emerging, blinking, in to the daylight with a whole day still to fill at 1pm.
and in a part of suburban london where the local conglomerated cinema/bowling alley/swimming pool/pizza hut complex is more or less all there is to do until you can get into pubs,
I run the horrific risk of being seen by disgusting chip-pelting gutter urchins from the lower years of my school or, even worse, people my own age on dates or with friends. I'd love to, but couldn't live it down :(
I was the only person in the cinema for AG. It was brilliant, I took a phone call during it.
I went alone to the cinema every Sunday afternoon to see whatever was showing at 6pm that week, beforehand would sit in the bar reading for a few hours and getting slowly drunk on lovely cider. It was brilliant and if anyone asked to join me I used to get really annoyed.
The only time I ever felt weird was watching Toy Story 3 - even though I went for like an 8pm showing, it will still full of kids and families and you just know they're looking at you suspiciously. But generally it's fine.
Though one of the two times I've done it happened to be a matinée showing of Toy Story 3 quite a few weeks after it came out, so it was just me with some kids and their mums. Felt a bit self concious, especially when things got emotional.
you're just sitting in the dark anyway! Plus, I don't have to arrange with people or make sure I stick to plans or listen to their opinions when they disagree with me like idiots.
Using the phrase 'going to the movies'.
As you were.
i didn't say i wasn't, chancer.
i love you. and you can take that to the bank.
I don't go to the cinema alone as I'm quite a shady looking character. I always make sure I have someone accompanying me everywhere (on the bus, sitting on the park bench, throwing stones at the cricket pavilion). You spend too much time loitering around town looking like me (tall and possibly homeless/sofa surfing) and it's only a matter of time before you get fingered for some dastardly deed.
I tod my friends I was eaving to go to the cinema and they we were a comkpeteykkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk ikke wtf, that's so sad.
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It's just not a social activity. If I want to go out and meet people I'd rather be somewhere I can talk to them.
so I go on my own quite a lot. It's perfectly fine, although I think I would prefer company in most cases.
it's very rare if i go to the cinema with someone else. and that's the way i like it, with two notable exceptions:
1. brokeback mountain on a saturday night. i had to walk around the screen for a while trying to get a seat and it felt like everyone was looking at me thinking that my lone expedition was some sort of coming out process. and coming in late to a film with everybody looking at me is pretty much my idea of hell anyway.
2. toy story 3. trying not to cry whilst surrounded by children asking their parents why the man with the beard is so sad.
aside from that, it's always fine. especially when you go to some arty shit that hardly anyone has bought a ticket for, and there's a girl there on her own. and there's a weird tension where you think that you should probably celebrate your lone cinema going by falling in love or something. i love that.
in short, you should usually only ever go to the cinema on your own.
that when you go to the pictures / pub / anywhere, how often do you actually spend looking at the people around you and examining who they're with?
I used to think I was being very observant, but I now realise it could be considered 'serial killer-esque'.
and if someone pops up in my day more than a 3 or 4 times i'll give them a name and judge them every time they reappear. Big Mary Sconster knows this and she hates me.
or at least for not remembering these strangers at a later date.
I hope you can all confirm for me that I'm not the weird one in this.