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Hey Guys. I wanna ask you how do you like to go to the movies? alone or with friends? What do you like from that experience?

When I was a pre-teen, I went with classmates to excursions to my providence's capital. The first movie that I saw was..



About going alone, the first one was:


When a Worldwide known Mexican Complex was opened in my city, I've watched:..



Since then, I used to go alone.

Currently, I hardly ever go with my cousins and besides, admits are too expensive.
 

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It depends. I'd say 90% of the time I go with friends and about 10% of the time I go alone. Sometimes alone can be better based off the type of movie. More often than not I prefer going with friends though.
 

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Depends I've done both, a lot the movies I like my partner doesn't and she won't go, I get a Odeon Limitless card every year due to good discount I get from my employer benefits so I can go whenever I want so if a movie catches my eye and the mrs isn't up for it and I have a free couple of movies I've often gone alone.

Let's face it for the duration of the movie you'll rarely if ever socialise with friends/partners anyway.
 

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I tend to go myself 99% of the time. I have an Unlimited card so the cost isn’t a big factor for me whereas my friends and family aren’t massive film fans. So my logic is, I want to see it and why should I miss out on it because I’d have to go myself?

While it’s nice to go with someone occasionally, you aren’t going to really socialise during the film so it’s not really a difference for me.


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I always go alone, it's great. It's a chance to get away from everything for 2 or so hours. I'll go with my wife if there's something she's interested in but that isn't very often and occasionally I'll go with family when I see them. My friends almost all have awful taste in films and never go to the cinema anyway.
 

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I went alone a few times when I moved to a new City about 10 years ago. I didn't have a lot of friends. Today, I would never go alone unless I was trying to marathon award nominees. Even then I would likely just watch at home.

I always want to talk to someone about the movie, afterwards of course. You can find someone to talk to, sure. But, if you have your buddy you can immediately talk about it on the way out, drive home. It's 100% more fun for me. There are also movies I wouldn't pay to see (Hobbs & Shaw Fast & Furious) unless I had a friend with me. If I'm willing to go to the theater for a movie, I'm willing to wait for someone to go with me. Otherwise, I could pay less and sit in my boxers watching it at home in a few months.
 

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I perfer alone. And if the cinema is empty, all the better.

Movies I've seen in this perfect scenario include Jaws, Back To The Future, The Shining ... If there is a screening of the movie I'm looking for after midnight, that's the one I'm booking!

Reasons for wanting an empty cinema are obvious, I think. People don't know how to sit quietly and watch a movie. Plus, a SHOCKING amount of people can't sit for more than 30 minutes without having get up, push their way out of their row and then walk across the front of the screening room, through everyone's eyeline, to go for a piss.

Honestly, is there some epidemic in the world that is making everyone piss 30+ times per day? Are adults all such fucking immature children at heart that they lack even the basics of potty training, or the ability to wait for an hour to urinate?

But I digress. The chatting, the constant up-and-down, back-and-forth of other patrons, the noisy eating, the light pollution of mobile phones being used. It all ruins the cinema experience.

Reasons for actually going there alone are actually more about how I process a movie. I don't want to come out of a screening and immediately be in a conversation about the plot, or about some other bullshit nonsense, the likes of which we endure from people all the time anyway. I want to be able to exit the movie theatre and quietly let the movie sink in while I walk to the car and drive home. I'm not say I need total silence, but I don't want to be exiting from, for example, Joker, and being expected to have a non-stop wittering conversation about nothing.

Basically, I hate people. :)
 

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Depends on the film I’m going to see. If it’s a big blockbuster I usually go with a group. But if it’s a film I’m interested seeing but I know one else around cares about it then I usually go alone. It doesn’t bother me either way.
 

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I don't really bother about this much. Usually we are going together with my wife, but before getting married I used to go alone especially if I'd been waiting for a particular film. I'm not the type to chat through the movie, so going alone is not a problem for me. I like that no one is talking to me and I can dive into the film.
 

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Alone for sure. I went with my friends once and vowed never again. They talked constantly and overall just trashed the place.
 

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I always go with friends but it's not really logical is it. You can't speak in there so you don't need anyone with you, yet i've never been to a movie alone.

I guess if you go with people you can share a collective experience good or bad
 

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I generally prefer going alone. I don't go the theater all that often. I always go see the MCU movies when they come out but that's almost it. The only other ones I went for last year were John Wick 3 and Zombieland 2. Part of why I go alone is because I am there to watch the movie, not to socialize. The other being that the time I go to the theater is a time when almost no one else is. There's a theater in the mall next to my place. The mall closes early on Sunday, at 6 pm, but the theater has movies starting as late as 10:30 or so. Most of the time I go there are only 5 or 6 people there with me. I go to see the movie, not to hear you other jackasses clapping and cheering and eating junk food. When the theater is that empty, the people who are there usually stay pretty quiet, compared to when you get a crowd in there. Crowds mean more people being noisy because everyone else is doing it too. When you are sitting alone in an empty theater, you are more likely to stay quiet, so as to not draw attention to yourself.

Then on the rare occasion, I get the place all to myself. Last time that happened was Spider-Man: Far From Home. This particular theater does not give a shit about me bringing in my backpack, so I had beer with me. I was able to drink and vape to my heart's content. Best movie experience ever.

The rest of the time, I am perfectly content to watch movies at home. I have a 75" TV and a 6 speaker plus subwoofer surround sound system, so watching movies at home for me is damned near as good as going to the theater. Plus, I can pause the movie when I need to pee.
 
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