How often to you go to the movies alone?

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  1. Holadem

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    As of the last 2 years, 90% of the time. Most of my friends would rather jump off a cliff than go to the movies by themselves! [​IMG]
    But for the FOTR, after 2 years of anticipation, I wanted to share this moment with someone. But the 3rd time I go I will probably be by myself.
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  2. Jason Whyte

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    Ditto, about 95% I am by myself, as I have to with my level of screenings. Plus with my dates and times of screenings, all of my friends are working anyway and can't join me.
    Plus I have yet to find an Islander who can keep up with me. If John Steffens lived here, my 95% would be around 10%. [​IMG]
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    I used to go to movies with my imaginary friend Toby. But even he left me so now I just go by myself... [​IMG]
     
  4. Holadem

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    I thought your imaginary friend would be called Emma... [​IMG]
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    The vast majority of the time, I go to movies alone. If I had to quantify, I would say about 95%.
     
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    In teh last 2 years I would say 60% of the time.
     
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    I don't go to bars, restaurants, sporting events, or movie theaters alone. I just would feel uncomfortable personally. Interestingly, I was watching a PBS broadcast of Alfred Hitchcock a couple of nights ago and it said that he would go to movies alone quite frequently as a child.
     
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    None of my friends could give a toss above movies! Which means, that pretty much any non-blockbuster movie that I want too see, will be attended by me, with only a pepsi and bag of minstrels for company! [​IMG]
     
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    Count me in as one who has never been to a theater alone. I'm not sure why but I would feel uncomfortable doing that and luckily my girlfriend shares my enjoyment of the movies so I don't have to. However, I have gone to restaurants and bars alone before.
     
  10. Richard Travale

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    I am a huge fan of Matinees. Small audience, cheaper tickets, NO KIDS!!! Alas, a lot of my friends work during the day so I end up going alone, which is no big deal since watching a movie is a completely anti-social activity anyway(or should be [​IMG] , hate the talkers). I do, of course, miss out on the post-movie discussions.
     
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    About 60 - 75% of the time I'm by myself. [​IMG]
     
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    1 time in my life. I hate the idea of going to a movie alone.

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    I go by myself almost all the time. I usually turn down invitations to go with friends. I hate having to wait for people, coordinate who will drive or where we will meet one another, compromise on what we will see or where in the theater we will sit. I just prefer to go alone. After I have seen a movie once or twice, I will see it with friends.

    (The truth is that I am like this about most everything in my life. I'm single for a reason - I can't imagine having

    to compromise enough to make a marriage work!)
     
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    I have not been to a movie alone for more than 15 years. My wife has always accompanined me.
     
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    All the time.

    If Im seeing someone and they dont have interest in what I want to see I go by myself.

    I usually go to the early movie 11 or 12.Its less crowded.
     
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    I haven't been to a movie with another person since 1996.

    I much prefer to go it alone for much of the same reasons Janna mentioned above.
     
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    Ah yes the good ol' days of regularly going to the cinema on your own, I remember the 70's very well, Jaws, Star Wars, Enter the Dragon (which I saw about 50 times at my local fleapit, shhh!), sitting there in the dark munching my popcorn, not a care in the world, I sometimes used to skip school and spend the entire day at the cinema, aaah memories.[​IMG]
    The most recent film I saw on my own without my mates or whatsername for company was Final Fantasy a few months ago, I knew there was no way she was going to like that, so I sneaked off and saw it on my own.
     
  19. Greg Rakaska

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    For the past two years, I go alone (maybe 6-8 times).

    Since we purchased our home theater, my wife just can't stand going to a commercial theater!

    I'm not too fond of most of theaters myself, but there are certain movies that I must see in a theater.
     
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    I went to see the phantom menace 4 times by myself. And recenlty I saw Harry Potter and Monster Inc alone. I went to 9a.m. showings to see the Episode 2 trailers and wound up staying for the movie.

    Jeff_P
     

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