View Full Version : does anyone else go to movies alone?


Irrelevant
09-15-2002, 07:11 PM
just wondering.

peabody
09-15-2002, 07:12 PM
we can go see a movie TOGETHER if you visit me when you're in Virginia.

how's that sound?!

Elvis The Fat Years
09-15-2002, 07:13 PM
i do.

i also masturbate alone. im such a loser. http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/frown.gif

aspecialkid
09-15-2002, 07:13 PM
i think one time i did,no one was around,i was pretty bored, and it was a movie i had really wanted to see.

Irrelevant
09-15-2002, 07:16 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by peabody:
we can go see a movie TOGETHER if you visit me when you're in Virginia.

how's that sound?!</font>

don't you have a boyfriend?

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Junebug
09-15-2002, 07:16 PM
I'm about to start doing that a lot. Sometimes you have to or else you'll never see it in theaters. I'm kind of worried that I'll start laughing excessively like I usually do and people will think I'm insane, though. But I guess that will be their dilema.

Graveflower
09-15-2002, 07:37 PM
Yes. It is incredibly depressing, but so is everything I do, so it balances out.

Elvis The Naked Years
09-15-2002, 07:38 PM
only when i'm feeling gay

peabody
09-15-2002, 07:39 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Irrelevant:
don't you have a boyfriend?

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god no.

kypper
09-15-2002, 07:40 PM
I did when I was single. Now I'm not such a loser.


Still a loser, mind you, just not such a loser.

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Brazil.Virex
09-15-2002, 07:53 PM
yes
i like it

but girls are welcome to join me... http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/biggrin.gif

Undone
09-15-2002, 08:00 PM
<font color="CC33CC">I need to start seeing them alone more often as I only see REALLY SHITTY ONES if I go with one of my friends here. We don't really have anything resembling an 'independent theatre' unfortunately, so that option is out also. In fact I don't think I've left the house in a week--

Oh yeah, seeing artsy and/or freaky movies is best done by oneself so the accompaniment can't complain about seeing such a "WEIRD MOVIE".

Irrelevant
09-15-2002, 08:14 PM
i actually went to The Good Girl with someone, like, besides my dad or brother. but it was a girl, and the guy at the ticket counter tried to make me pay for both of us. i was like "what? no."

Oblivious
09-15-2002, 08:15 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Elvis The Fat Years:
i do.

i also masturbate alone. im such a loser. http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/frown.gif</font>

BlueStar
09-15-2002, 08:16 PM
<font color=#ADD8E6>I do.

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Affect
09-15-2002, 08:20 PM
Nope.

13
09-15-2002, 08:21 PM
I do only because yelling out "shut up, shut up, SHUT UP!!!" can be such a strain on the ol' pipes

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strange_one
09-15-2002, 08:31 PM
<font color=33FFFF> now and then, only if my girl can't come cos she's at work or school or something

Affect
09-15-2002, 08:33 PM
http://www.totalobscurity.com/mind/outbursts/gfx/soccerkid.jpg

killtheyouth
09-15-2002, 08:50 PM
that is beautiful.

Samsa
09-15-2002, 09:16 PM
mjl does

i don't know if that's a secret or no

i simply don't go to a movie. last movie i went to i went with my parents. we saw signs. it was good cuz you can bury your face in your mom's shoulder but you can't really do that with any girl friends.

Eulogy
09-15-2002, 09:21 PM
I probably would occasionally if I could drive and stuff.

Only if it was something I really wanted to see though.

Crono
09-15-2002, 09:50 PM
being that i haven't seen any movies in the theaters in a while... no...

but when I used to work at one it was like, off of shift, into the movie. But then again, i never had any trouble getting someone to go with me because w/me=free movie, pop, and popcorn.


PauL

Salena Child
09-15-2002, 10:36 PM
i have gone to the movies alone. i felt like everyone was staring at the back of my neck. Like they knew. so i pretended that someone was supposed to show up by putting my jacket on the chair next to me, so when someone asked if they could sit there i would say that it was taken. it's sad. i had no one to tell if i thought the movie sucked.

Mark LeDrew
09-15-2002, 10:42 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Samsa:
mjl does

i don't know if that's a secret or no

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It's not a secret. I like to go to the movies by myself and I think I've already made a post about that. It's certainly nothing to be ashamed of.



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In-Valid
09-15-2002, 10:46 PM
my movie etiquette:
* never alone
* with 1 other person only if it's a date
* with 2 or more, always OK.

clauses/amendments:
* usually going w/ friends means going to watch the current week's most marketed movie which usually means you walk out feeling ripped off even at matinee prices (ex. any jurassic park movie after # 1, tim burton's planet of the apes, star wars prequels, hot shots, any batman after 2)

* movie date usually means giving in & watching a "chick" flick (ex. yes I watched a walk to remember ...twice...& I liked it....shoot me).

* many movies I really like I have only watched on the small screen (TV) since it was impossible to get anyone to watch it when it came out on big screen (gattaca, the others, etc)

watching a movie alone at home is always best if you really want to get into it....watching with friends you just end up talking shite throughout the movie & end up watching it after their gone anyways. I just can't bring my self to go to a movie theatre alone....i'm a social conformist !

Delta
09-15-2002, 10:47 PM
ive got no problems going alone. its the only way i can get out to see any independent or foreign films, since all my friends ever want to see are the summer blockbusters and action flicks

and i notice a sizable portion of indie theatre audiences are alone anyways, so its not like you stand out at all

Mr. Rhinoceros
09-15-2002, 10:54 PM
<font color=#007AAA>I'd rather see a movie I don't want to see with other people, but if it's something I've been looking forward to, I'll go alone. I don't want people asking me "What's going on? Who's that guy? Why is his wife going to jail?" when I'm trying to watch a Coens flick.

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Samsa
09-15-2002, 11:02 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by In-Valid:
i'm a social conformist !</font>

yes you are.

sawdust restaurants
09-15-2002, 11:05 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Undone:
<font color="CC33CC">I need to start seeing them alone more often as I only see REALLY SHITTY ONES if I go with one of my friends here. We don't really have anything resembling an 'independent theatre' unfortunately, so that option is out also. In fact I don't think I've left the house in a week--

Oh yeah, seeing artsy and/or freaky movies is best done by oneself so the accompaniment can't complain about seeing such a "WEIRD MOVIE".</font></font>

Just more incentive for you to come visit me.

THRILLHO
09-15-2002, 11:10 PM
occasionally. i don't find it depressing at all... it's not even a social event in the first place!

Mr. Rhinoceros
09-15-2002, 11:13 PM
<font color=#007AAA> I hate watching the Usual Suspects with people who have never seen it before: "Who's that guy? What's he doing? Who stole the van? What's going on? Who's that guy? Kyzer Soze? Who's he?"

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Why Am I So Ugly?
09-15-2002, 11:17 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Samsa:
it was good cuz you can bury your face in your mom's shoulder but you can't really do that with any girl friends.</font>

awww http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/smile.gif you can bury your face in my shoulder anytime suze http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/wink.gif *sigh* i wish you were here with me http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/frown.gif

mpp
09-16-2002, 12:18 AM
i have seen the following movies alone:

x-men
memento
minority report

So very sad about me
09-16-2002, 12:42 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Affect:
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Damnation. Someone sent me that pic the other day except they'd photoshopped my school's logo on his poncho. I'm upset now that i didn't realize it was a photoshop job *snarfle*



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sleeper
09-16-2002, 08:28 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Delta:
ive got no problems going alone. its the only way i can get out to see any independent or foreign films, since all my friends ever want to see are the summer blockbusters and action flicks

and i notice a sizable portion of indie theatre audiences are alone anyways, so its not like you stand out at all</font>

exactly. i cant even remember the last time i saw a movie with someone. going alone is way more fun for me. i cant truly appreciete any movie unless im alone.

Lie
09-16-2002, 08:32 AM
Every once in a while.

DeviousJ
09-16-2002, 08:58 AM
Depends on whether you're going for the social event, or you just want to see the movie. I do lots of things alone, what's the difference?

sleeper
09-16-2002, 09:25 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by DeviousJ:
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alot of people feel like a loser going to something like a movie alone. i think movies have become more of a social event than about seeing the movie. so being at it with out anyone is almost "out of place" now. its like eating at a restaurant. its there to provide food, but it ends up being serving more of a social purpose than a food one. i would go to a restaurant alone but i have to admit, id feel weird about it. and i hate that.

TiaraGurl
09-16-2002, 10:01 AM
1st movie I saw by myself -Listen to Me (1989)

Most recent movie I saw By mysself-my big fat greek wedding (last saturday)

I will see either of these two movies by myself sometime today: igby goes down or read my lips.

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Samsa
09-16-2002, 10:54 AM
eh. i've never b een to a movie alone. i've gone to a movie with my parents a couple times and gotten mad at them and sat alone (life is beautiful, ghostworld) but never gone alone. i dunno why. renting movies and watching them alone is da bomb though.