Is it weird to go to the cinema alone?

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I get Wednesday off college and was going to visit the cinema with friends, but none of my friends want to go, or the one's that would consider going are at work or college during the viewing times. I have thought about just going on my own and it would be during the day (1-4), but I would be embarrassed if anyone I knew saw me alone. What would you care if you saw some random guy by himself watching a movie? I am 17 by the way, Thanks.
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I wouldn't give a ****. If your friends won't go with you and you really want to see it in the cinema then you shouldn't let them stop you.
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(Original post by thatguy170296)
I get Wednesday off college and was going to visit the cinema with friends, but none of my friends want to go, or the one's that would consider going are at work or college during the viewing times. I have thought about just going on my own and it would be during the day (1-4), but I would be embarrassed if anyone I knew saw me alone. What would you care if you saw some random guy by himself watching a movie? I am 17 by the way, Thanks.
I go to the cinema alone all the time

Went just today, actually, to see '21 and Over'.

No one's shouted 'Loner' at me (yet)
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Aww bless you
Do it man. Who cares what anyone thinks really? Just don't look mopey like you wish you had company hahaa

I go to the cinema alone *shrugs* no biggie
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No, I don't think so
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(Original post by thatguy170296)
I get Wednesday off college and was going to visit the cinema with friends, but none of my friends want to go, or the one's that would consider going are at work or college during the viewing times. I have thought about just going on my own and it would be during the day (1-4), but I would be embarrassed if anyone I knew saw me alone. What would you care if you saw some random guy by himself watching a movie? I am 17 by the way, Thanks.
Watch a film online?
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I made a thread about this a while back with a poll if you're interested.

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2219223

Anyway, I go to the cinema alone all the time, usually during the day to see films no one else wants to see like Place beyond the Pines etc. I was a bit self conscious at first but no one really cares tbh. There's plenty of people in the cinema alone (albeit old)
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No.
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Nope it's perfectly fine. I don't understand how scared people get over it, it's not as if it's a social event.

I went to two movies in one night alone
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people would sneer at this because it's one of those cliche'd things now, but when you think about it there's nothing wrong with it, you're just sitting in a chair looking at a screen like anyone else.
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nope! i see people on their own all the time. its not like you have to have someone with you while you watch tv, or a dvd.
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Nope.
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I'd really admire you. I want to go to the cinema on my own, but I feel too self conscious.
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(Original post by thatguy170296)
I get Wednesday off college and was going to visit the cinema with friends, but none of my friends want to go, or the one's that would consider going are at work or college during the viewing times. I have thought about just going on my own and it would be during the day (1-4), but I would be embarrassed if anyone I knew saw me alone. What would you care if you saw some random guy by himself watching a movie? I am 17 by the way, Thanks.
Il come with you
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Go for it! It's just a confidence thing, and if you really want to see the film, then why not?
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It's not weird at all, although, I don't like the feeling compared to going with friends. =(
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(Original post by thatguy170296)
I get Wednesday off college and was going to visit the cinema with friends, but none of my friends want to go, or the one's that would consider going are at work or college during the viewing times. I have thought about just going on my own and it would be during the day (1-4), but I would be embarrassed if anyone I knew saw me alone. What would you care if you saw some random guy by himself watching a movie? I am 17 by the way, Thanks.
No way! If you want to see something, don't let your friends change your decisions, I do it. No big deal! (I'm not weird, really!) If someone you know sees you, so what?! You want to see the film, go and see it! If another person that knew you gave you grief over it, they're not exactly nice people, are they?
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I usually go to the cinema by myself. I love my own company too much to give a **** what others think.
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To be honest i wouldn't go by myself just cos I enjoy being in the company of other people and I'd feel a bit lonely but I wouldn't find it weird if I saw someone who was there by themselves

Edit: after seeing the lower guys answer I missed out the part about someone you knew! Well if I saw someone I knew by themselves I'd probs invite them over to sit with me! To be honest whenever I'm at the cinema I'm too busy chatting to people when we go in or whatever that I'm completely oblivious to everyone else!
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(Original post by thatguy170296)
I get Wednesday off college and was going to visit the cinema with friends, but none of my friends want to go, or the one's that would consider going are at work or college during the viewing times. I have thought about just going on my own and it would be during the day (1-4), but I would be embarrassed if anyone I knew saw me alone. What would you care if you saw some random guy by himself watching a movie? I am 17 by the way, Thanks.
This is the main issue I have found, which people so far in their responses have been totally been disregarding since they likely have no answer.

With close friends its not an issue but with mates, acquaintances etc. It is more problematic with the two of you not knowing each other so well among other reasons.

Edit - Notice how everyone so far has been saying "I wouldn't find it odd/weird if I saw someone alone at a cinema" but all of these are directed at seeing a stranger alone. If its a case of seeing someone alone who you know on a first name or second name basis then the dynamics change dramatically.
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