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Dear Poll: Have You Ever Gone to a Movie Alone?

I'm a big promoter of doing things alone, mostly because I don't like missing out on things just because I have no one to do them with. While I haven't braved going out to a sit-down restaurant alone, I have gone to a movie theater multiple times by myself, and found the experience weird only because it wasn't uncomfortable. Going solo is great because I didn't have to feel guilty about dragging someone to a movie they didn't want to see. Some people think I'm crazy when I tell them I do this, so ladies, what I want to know is, have you ever gone to see a movie by yourself?


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cereal_please cereal_please 9 years
I haven't gone to a movie by myself, but after working at a movie theater for over a year, I noticed that it was definitely not uncommon for people to see movies by themselves. I'd only feel slightly akward if the auditorium was mostly empty.. but otherwise, it's not a problem.
designerel designerel 9 years
I've done it once, but felt a bit funny doing it. I can't explain why, but I feel more comfortable eating alone than I do at a movie! Weird huh.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I've done it before. I usually went in the mornings when the films were cheaper and I was just there with some other older people, many of whom were also there alone. It was nice to not be in a packed theater.
ASpoonfulofSugar ASpoonfulofSugar 9 years
It's my favorite ME TIME thing to do, besides reading and shopping. Once, I went to a movie and was in the theater by myself. It was my own private screening. Such a blast!
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
i go every week. i watch movies for one of the major studios and report what people thought about the movies and the trailers. lots of people go to the movies by themselves, especially during the day. mostly it's people over 30 and typically a movie that has been out longer than a few weeks (maybe everyone else already saw it) or a movie that is not main stream (no one else would go with them?).
ayuninur ayuninur 9 years
all the time..
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
I don't really like to watch things alone.
CurvatudeBlog CurvatudeBlog 9 years
i actually kinda prefer to go alone...i see what i want, eat what i want, sit where i want...perfect!
tastebudtart tastebudtart 9 years
Yes! I don't get to go as often as I used to with a toddler around, but I used to love my 'secret' movie life. I would go see movies that my husband didn't want to see. I enjoyed the time alone, watching horrible chick-flicks guilt-free. :-)
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 9 years
I go alone all the time, and with friends all the time too...I watch a LOT of movies. I love both in different ways, although I think I prefer going with friends. My main reason for going solo is simply because none of my other friends want to watch the movie, and if its something I'm dying to see in the cinema, I'm certainly not going to miss out!
shoegal22 shoegal22 9 years
I've done the movie thing alone and love it (to see the Devil Wears Prada). I've also done dinner alone because my friends said that it was great but it was not, it was boring and awkward, I do not recommend it at all!
Frenched Frenched 9 years
I haven't done this--yet. It's really on my To-Do list now, though. I just want to finally see what this feels like. Maybe I'll learn something new about myself.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
never have but I might during the day at night everyone brings their dates and all that would be a bit awkward.
Jacinthe Jacinthe 9 years
Unless there was a movie out I simply couldn't wait to see no matter what, I don't usually go to the movie theater at all. If it was the case of a movie I was absolutely DYING to see and no one else i knew was interested, I have no problem going alone.
ayanaphil ayanaphil 9 years
All the time. If I waited on other people to see something I'm interested in, I would never go. Plus it's cheaper for me to go by myself because I can eat before I get there and if I decide I want popcorn and candy, I don't have to share.
SoBourjois SoBourjois 9 years
Yes, I have but usually during the day when I'm having a "me" day.
miss-britt miss-britt 9 years
I do. I remember someone telling me, why should i be scared to attend a movie by myself, when journalist do it all the time. Most of the time my friends don't want to see the films i want to see so i normally go into the city and check out some films on my own. I tend to enjoy them more because i pay more attention to the film.
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 9 years
i dont do it, mostly because of the cost, i prefer to really enjoy myself with friends or my honey when im spending so much more than i would to see a movie at home. i did it once by mistake when i was visiting nyc and i thought i was getting a great deal for an of broadway play but it was just an independent film... the director showed up for commentary though!
cottonpoots cottonpoots 9 years
There's nothing absolutely psycho about going anywhere alone, although I haven't gone to the movies all by my lonesome before.
michelle-c42934 michelle-c42934 9 years
I do! I'm so glad so many other people seem to aswell. I love doing things by myself. I've braved restaurents by myself, but I always take a book/revision with me.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
It's fantastic! When I realized that I kept dragging my boyfriend to movies he didn't want to see(at $10 a ticket) I decided it would be better to go without him. He's just simply not a movie person! It's even worse to drag a friend, because you can't even talk to them, so it's so pointless. I love going to the movies alone! It's so relaxing, I might catch one today!
silkee silkee 9 years
I'm happy to know I'm not the only one who has done this! I wanted to go see "Lil Man" (a comedy) and every one including my friends thought it was going to be a dumb one. So I went, enjoyed myself, now every one LOVES the darn movie, go figure! :)
cassee cassee 9 years
I've went a few times. It really is a nice way to spend some "me" time, I agree, but I like sharing the experience with someone too. I like walking out and talking about it with someone in the car afterwards.
vouninou vouninou 9 years
Sure I do ! Many, many times. The first time I went to see a movie alone I thought it would be weird but I actually enjoyed it. And now, I go to theater at least as often by myself than with other people. You do not need to discuss your movie choice, seat wherever you want, can pay more attention to the movie (that was a huge advantage as one of my friend talks all the time when watching a movie) ... that's all about advantages
wiciltd wiciltd 9 years
I go to the movies by myself all the time.. If I want to see a movie that no one else does i won't deprive myself of the pleasure of going to watch it just because I am scared to be alone with myself.. When I lived in Toronto I used to go everywhere by myself.. Movies, restaurants, museums, the zoo etc... I prefer my own company rather then other people who try to change my plans midway through the day.. Drives me nuts!
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