# Poll: Do you go to the movies alone?

## do you go to the movies alone

1 vote(s)
2.4%

2 vote(s)
4.8%

5 vote(s)
11.9%

9 vote(s)
21.4%

22 vote(s)
52.4%
6. ### never, I have too many friends that won't let my be alone for one minute

3 vote(s)
7.1%
1. Jul 16, 2005

### Physics is Phun

I don't usually.

and that option should say 'I don't want to'

and it should say 'won't let me be alone'

I really can't spell today, sheesh !!!

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2. Jul 16, 2005

### Townsend

better.....

3. Jul 16, 2005

i do sometimes. i go to the movies to see the movie. it would be best if it were just me in the theatre.

i don't see why movies are such a cliche date. imo, they are really bad for dates. i guess people like to go to the movies on dates so they have a dark place to grope each other. but then, why would you pay for a dark place to fool around when you can turn off the lights in your bedroom for free?

4. Jul 16, 2005

### cronxeh

Better question is.. do you trust rottentomatoes.com to give you an objective look at the movie you want to see?

I say these 'critics' dont know jack squad about movies. Look at those ratings. They gave 72% freshness to War of the Worlds and 23% to Fantastic 4. Well I've got news for you - Fantastic 4 is far better of a movie than War of the Worlds. I mean read those reviews, its like those people didnt even see the movie or are deaf and blind

I mean read those criticisms they wrote. They have no mastery of english language or let alone an understanding of creativity and imagination

5. Jul 16, 2005

### mattmns

Yep, buy a bucket of popcorn, take out the bottom and... ohh, umm...

I rarely watch movies, so I am probably not a good person to ask, but I think I have been to the movies by myself once. Movie was Austin Powers 2.

6. Jul 16, 2005

### cronxeh

Gross dude! Are you one of those guys that makes a hole in the popcorn bucket, unzips his pants, and puts the bucket on his lap while letting his date take the popcorn until.. well until your imagination takes you so low you get the point

7. Jul 16, 2005

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
I sometimes go alone. It doesn't make any difference to me, because, like Pogo said, it's not like you are talking to someone during the movie or anything. If my friends want to see the same movie as me, we'll go out to eat before or after or do something else social the same day, but the movie itself is just watching the movie. And if I really want to see a movie, then I sometimes prefer going alone because it means I won't be late waiting around for my friends who are always late for stuff.

8. Jul 16, 2005

### Pengwuino

Yes, i always go with a hot friend. How people can go alone boggles my mind. And yes, when i say hot friend, im not kidding as far as i can remember.

9. Jul 16, 2005

### Townsend

Does he put the popcorn on his lap like mattmns?
:rofl:

10. Jul 17, 2005

### cronxeh

Yea I go alone sometimes. Most of the time its because my "friends" have better things to do, or simply too lazy to go or too broke at the moment. The funny thing is, about 15-20 percent of those lonely trips to the theatre are to prove a point which nobody raised, but I had to prove anyway

11. Jul 17, 2005

### Pengwuino

haha, jerk :D

12. Jul 17, 2005

### Danger

I prefer to go as a date situation simply because it's more cost effective. If I'm going to see the thing anyhow, then half of the evening is covered with an extra $10 for a ticket as opposed to the$50 of drinks that those 2 1/2 hours would have cost if we'd just gone to the bar. On the other hand, that 19 year-old that I was hanging with was my date for Spider-Man I, X-2, The Hulk, Star Wars I & II (and she made me go to 'Signs' with her, which she found unpredictable and frightening!) In each case her idea of being on time was to get to the theatre at starting time. I was very pissed off because I can't stand missing one second of a show, but I loved her too much to protest. Good thing it didn't last, I guess.

13. Jul 17, 2005

### decs

I've never gone to the movies alone in my life!

mostly because i cant be stuffed to go by myself... its damn peer presure i say! and like what is with the insane pricing of food at cinemas..

i remember asking "what's the smallest popcorn i can get with 5 dollars", only to hear "the smallest starts at $5:50". *cry 14. Jul 17, 2005 ### Danger Well, that's one thing that I never worry about. I buy a small bag of bulk chocolate-covered almonds at Food For Less or Safeway for about$1.50. Even when Sheena was sharing them with me, they lasted for the whole movie. So my only expense that way was if she wanted a pop (about $2.00). I don't drink anything before or during a show, for fear of missing something by having to hit the can. edit: By the way, I just went to Fantastic 4 alone. It was sort of refreshing. I think that I might catch it again, even though it's$10.50 per ticket! That's cheap by Calgary standards, but still a couple of bucks more than it usually costs here.

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15. Jul 17, 2005

### Happeh

Is there some PR campaign trying to make people feel bad about going to the movies alone? I swear I have seen references to this all over the net. People being shamed because they are "losers" who go to the movies alone.

What is wrong with going to the movies alone?

I go to a movie to go to another world. Whatever the movie is about, I want to be in that world living with the characters on screen. If i take someone with me, I have to be polite to them out of respect and courtesy. I am their companion so my attention is diverted to being good company to them. I am unable to fully immerse myself into the movie.

I think that people that go to movies in groups are wasting their money. They are not watching the movie. They are having a party like going to the bar or having a barbecue. Talking, laughing, joking. Not paying attention to the movie.

If I go to a movie with my wife, I am passing the coke and popcorn back and forth, we are making comments to each other about what is happening. Maybe she is screaming in my ear if it is a scary movie. It is a social thing, not a movie experience.

16. Jul 17, 2005

### Pengwuino

I go to advance myself with girls i know :shy:

17. Jul 17, 2005

### learningphysics

I only go to movies alone. I'm going there to watch the movie... not to socialize. I'd much rather watch the movie in an empty theatre if that was possible. I think much like Happeh does. Going in a group defeats the whole purpose of the movie for me. I use the movie as an escape from reality, at least for 2 hours. Why would I wanted to be reminded of my real life while in the theatre?

18. Jul 17, 2005

### Pengwuino

Oh man come on... in a dark room sitting somewhat alone with a hot chick... where else can you get that!

I think we all know what my views are on movies and this thread by now

19. Jul 17, 2005