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Did you enjoy your first solo movie theater experience?

Asked by Aethelwine (42465points) May 23rd, 2010

I was 19 when Ghost was in the theater. I couldn’t find anyone to go with me so I went by myself. It’s the only time I went to a movie on my own, but I had a wonderful time and wouldn’t mind doing it again.

Ghost was on cable this morning and it quickly brought back the memory of the day I watched it by myself.

Was your first solo movie theater experience enjoyable?

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janbb's avatar

I can’t remember my “first time” but all my soslo movie going experiences have been great.

filmfann's avatar

I don’t remember the first time, but I love going by myself.
The problem is I always want to talk to someone after. Thank God for the internet.

janbb's avatar

@filmfann We can go to the movies alone together.

Vunessuh's avatar

I love going to the movies by myself.
The first movie I saw alone was Scary Movie 4. Nobody wanted to go with me and when the credits started rolling I figured out why. :p

Michael_Huntington's avatar

It was inglourious basterds. I went on a weekday, because I know that on the weekends, it’s going to be crowded and there’s going to be that one person who is too lazy/poor/whatever to hire a babysitter so they bring their kid to the movie, and the kid complains and whines throughout the whole film. The only people who were watching the movie in there was a bald asian guy, two old ladies and some guy who works at the theater because there’s not much business going on. Halfway through the movie, there was hangnail that kept bothering me. So I decided to rip it off. Bad idea. The hang nail just got longer and it was more annoying than painful. The movie was okay I guess.

perspicacious's avatar

I have never gone to a theatre alone. And, I can’t imagine ever doing so.

Sarcasm's avatar

My first solo movie theater experience was last summer (So I was 19). It was a very hot summer day (The adhesive holding up my rear view mirror had even melted on that afternoon). I was, and still am, living in a house with no AC. The movie theater seemed like a decently entertaining way to stay cool for a few hours.
I watched 3 movies in a row (I can’t remember the first one, but afterwards I snuck into Star Trek and then Inglourious Basterds).

It was enjoyable, not like going with a group of people really matters, since I don’t talk to people in the middle of the film.

janbb's avatar

@Sarcasm Reminds me of the days of my youth when movie theaters had pictures of penguins and a sign saying “It’s air-conditioned inside” on them.

DominicX's avatar

I’ve never had that experience. I’m a virgin. :\

msliljax's avatar

My first solo exp. was seeing my big fat greek wedding. I had gone to the movies wih friends but everyone had already seen it and wanted to wtach another movie that I didnt want to watcg so I went solo..it was refreshing and different and didnt realluy feel alone because the hwole theater laughed at the same times that I did.

shego's avatar

I don’t remember the name of the movie I went to for the time solo, but I was 15, and I honestly didn’t like it. I guess I would rather have somebody there to hang out with me. I felt very self conscious by myself. It was kind of scary.

iphigeneia's avatar

Not sure I’ve been to the cinema by myself, actually. The only thing that can justify $15 on a movie, in my eyes, is making it a social event.

$100 on a theatre ticket, however, is fine. I love the theatre and have seen quite a few shows by myself. I enjoyed every one. An interval kind of ups the alone-factor, but at least it makes for good people-watching.

downtide's avatar

Can’t remember the first one, but I prefer going to the movies alone. When I’m with someone I find it hard to resist the urge to talk to them.

MissA's avatar

I was six when I did my first solo movie. It was “Blue Hawaii”. Our town was pretty small…every girl in the county must’ve been there screaming…which pumped up the excitement factor.

I’ve always enjoyed doing things alone. I enjoy doing things with friends, as well. Not so much with movies, but many times, being by oneself allows more opportunities to meet new folks…which is always fun.

Frenchfry's avatar

I have yet to do that. I will some day. It’s hard to find people with money when I have money it seems. I usually end up paying for them as well. That sucks! I should go byself and save the hassle.

bookish1's avatar

For me, watching movies has always been a very social thing, and I have been very reluctant to see them alone. I am very sensitive to films and I had trouble even watching them alone in the media center in college for class assignments.

I just broke my solo movie theater cherry, watching The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I loved that book when I was in high school and have reread it many times, and I was very excited to hear that a movie was being made, and directed by the author! Over winter break, I was pretty depressed, and I decided to shake things up and go see this movie and try to make a treat out of it. All of my friends were out of town, and I’m not sure that any of them felt a bond with this movie like I did. Went to a tiny little independent theater in town, and I had a beer. I had a great time.

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