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    i don't think it's sad but i'm not confident enough to do it..
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    I've done it once cos a friend couldn't make it and I was already outside cinema. I was VERY self-concious, especially as there was a boyfriend and girlfried behind me smooching away, then a large group of friends in front. I did feel very strange but I don't think they noticed. I wouldn't do it again, but meh, I enjoyed the film in question.
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    Who cares if it is? If you want to see something, go and see it.
    I'm probably going to see Harry Potter on my own next week .
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    I often feel self-conscious even when my friends go to get popcorn and leave me alone in the cinema.
    Then again, when you think about it, how much notice do you take of other people in the cinema...you give those around you a quick glance when you come in and that's it. I wouldn't even notice someone sitting on their own.
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    havent thought anything of it in the past
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    Once the film starts you don't talk to your friends anyway so what's the difference and if you do, you deserve a slap for pissing me off when i'm trying to watch the film and don't want commentary
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    I can understand why people might think it sad to go to the cinema alone but, in reality, all you do at the cinema is sit and watch a film (usually in silence) so the absence of company doesn't really matter.
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    It's not something I'd like to do but I know a lot of people that do it, I don't think it's sad really.
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    (Original post by sadiechantel)
    i wouldnt mind going alone :P no sharing pop corn
    This! lol :p:
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    Going to cinema isn't much of a social even really anyway. Sitting quietly in a dark room...

    I go by myself all the time anyway. Mostly because most of my friends are only really into going to see the blockbusters at the multiplex and stuff and aren't interesting going to see something indie with subtitles at the local cinema. And I'm not going to miss out on seeing a great film just because I don't have anyone to sit next to me.

    It's not uncommon, if you keep your eyes peeled you'll see loads of other people by themselves. Those who are in groups won't even notice you, nor anyone else around them because they're involved in their socialising.

    So, yeah. Don't stree about it, it's no big deal
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    If you're 50 years old and going to a re-showing of 'Mean Girls', yes.
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    I've been to the cinema a few times by myself and it does feel a bit weird but I don't really mind.
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    (Original post by jaydoh)
    I prefer it
    Please don't write that in red ever again. It sounds like you're saying it in that faintly sinister cinema voice 'In a world where...'
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    I have never been to the cinema alone and I think the OP has raised a good point I've never noticed before. The idea of going on holiday alone seems sad to me, how could anyone do that? I guess if you can make some quick mates in a bar on your first night then yeah, I guess it's fine, but I've always gone with mates or parents.

    I can only think of one instance where I saw someone alone in a cinema and that was when we went to see Year One. Apart from this guy, my friend and I, there was no-one else in there. I guess if someone has an unlimited weekly/monthly card then you go as much as you can, which would be more than the average person would go, so being alone is inevitable. However, it is a big, dark room full of strangers. I guess I'd compare it to going to a pub and never speaking to anyone, but I doubt many people do.
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    I'd go alone! But then again today is Wednesday..

    Come on OP I'll take you, my treat
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    (Original post by Picnic1)
    Please don't write that in red ever again. It sounds like you're saying it in that faintly sinister cinema voice 'In a world where...'
    Do you know how old that post is?! :eek:

    edit: does anybody actually realise when this thread was started?
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    I went to watch Star Wars Revenge of the Sith alone, which I do admit felt slightly sad. Although I went to watch a film with my friend the other month and he left halfway through living me as the only person in the whole room watching the film which I enjoyed. Is it sad? Not really. Personally I have always enjoyed my own company just as much as that of others.
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    If you want to see a film, I don't see why being alone should stop you at all.

    Just remember that even though it might feel like you're being judged, in reality everyone is so wrapped up in their own business that they probably won't even notice, and if they do it'll be nothing more than a fleeting thought.
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    I go alone all the time, for various reasons. I don't see why being alone should prevent me from doing anything (except of course walking down dark alleys in the middle of the night!). And really, who cares if some random person who you'll probably never see again thinks you're sad? It's just not a big deal.
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    The most random of threads get resurrected. Oh TSR
 
 
 
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