Well, yes. We don't sit there and talk through the movie. In fact, the minute the lights go down for the trailers, we shut up. The socializing comes from from the pre- and post-show. When we go get lunch, do some shopping and make an entire day of it. Way back in the day, I went to the movies every week by myself. While I'm content to go alone, I wanted to share that with someone else. It's the shared experience-maybe I should have used that as the more specific reason. Going to the movies with the group is a great lesson in compromise. I never wanted to see A Good Day to Die Hard, but since my friend did, we went. We both thought it was terrible...and he made it up to me by going to see Jack the Giant Slayer with me. And, alas, that was terrible too. However, we have a good laugh that our first movie together last summer was Magic Mike.