As mentioned earlier I decided to go to a matinee alone, why not? I wanted to see a movie and everyone else was busy so I decided to go alone. I sit down close to the door at the back in one of those short side rows and look around and see that about 1/3 of the people are singletons and feel content sitting alone to enjoy my film. The lights dim and the movie starts, about 30 minutes in four teenage boys saunter noisily in and sit in the row behind me. They are loud and rude and I can barely hear the movie over them, I consider moving. At this point two of them move down to sit on either side of me. Here we go. They open with the classic ‘I’m surprised to see you here alone, you’re cute.’ and continue loudly hitting on me for about 15 minutes. After the third time they asked me how old I was I stood up and told them that I was old enough to have paid my own admission and as such wanted to hear the damn movie and moved. The couple next to me applauded.
I am so angry I am still seeing red, I’m not mad at those boys really. They where just kids. I am mad at society. It’s messed up that I have to reconsider what roads I walk my dog down at night, that I feel like I can’t wear shorts because of creepy old men leering at me, that I can’t do simple everyday tasks that a man would never have to even think twice about. I am mad that just because I am a women I can not even do something as simple as go to see a matinee superhero movie on a Sunday alone. It’s bull, and it needs to change. 16 months ago
I think I may do this today, why not? I don’t see what the big deal is, you really just sit quietly for two hours anyways, not a big deal if the seat beside you is empty right? 16 months ago
How I did it: There was nothing to it. I had a free evening because my friends cancelled their plans on me (friends..lol). So I went and saw a movie that was supposed to be good. I didn't feel too weird or anything, until the end when I was leaving, because I'm used to talking about how the movie was with someone. It was nice to get all comfy and not worry about bothering anybody next to me though. I probably won't do it again unless none of my friends want to see the movie with me, but it was a good experience. Read how I did it… 23 months ago
I did it! I guess it’s just putting it down on ‘paper’ that made me consciously seek out this opportunity. I saw Drive and liked that I could absorb the moldering hotness of Ryan Gosling all by myself :) 2 years ago
I want to do this cause I don’t like going to the cinema in groups. I don’t think it’s a social thing to go and do. I prefer watching films alone so I want to go to the cinema by myself. Al though I know I’ll feel like a loner – who cares 2 years ago
How I did it: When I was in College there was one day every week that would leave me a 4 hour gap between lectures.
As I was lazy and a poor student I neither wanted to go home or go to the library and study so I thought the best plan would be to go to the Cinema.
One week I failed to find anyone to go with so I just thought that no harm could come from going on my lonesome..... so I went, brought a ticket, sat down and enjoyed the film... on my own.
I have a feeling the movie was one of the many Harry Potter films so of course was terrible. However what made it worse was that I was on my own. It took me years to think of why it bothered me so much. At the end of the day when the film is on it doesn't matter if you're alone or not (unless of course you're one of these people who insists on talking through films) but it always bugged me.
I came to the conclusion eventually that seeing a film at the cinema is an experience and it is one better shared! Read how I did it… 2 years ago
I must admit that this is really hard for me… Maybe i will do it in a foreign city where i dont know anybody… It just makes me really uncomfortable but this is something i want to do. 2 years ago