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08-17-2003, 11:41 PM
Do you go to the movies by yourself? what sparked this question is seeing freddy vs jason earlier today. of the 2 dozen people in the theater there were only 2 pairs of people, the rest seemed to be by themselves.
i was there by myself (since none of my friends wanted to see it) and enjoyed the movie immensely. i used to chuckle when someone would walk into a theater by themself, but find myself watching movies alone more and more.
(if you feel this is the wrong section, feel free to move this thread JBF).
08-18-2003, 12:10 AM
Eh, i think it really depends. There are a few movies that my friends don't mind all going to and whatnot. I saw a few movies (American wedding, Pirates of the Carribean, Tomb Raider) with a good friend of mine and I saw the Hulk w/ my mom (basically, she went cause she said she wanted to see it, but i think she didn't want me going by myself). My pops and myself saw, "Freddy Vs. Jason" cause i had been lookin' forward to it and dad has always been a fan of Freddy and his sick twisted sense of humor.
It really depends. I usually go w/ friends or family, but there are flicks that i wanna see again that folks don't care to see again (Hulk springs to mind, saw it a few times by myself). It doesn't matter though, i'm used to some solitude, so i don't care if i have to see movies by myself. Just because my friends are being sticks in the mud, doesn't mean I have to be one!! I think all the lonely solemn folks should just sit together and make friends, dammit!! We're all geeks folks, why not be geeks in big groups!! eh?!! :D
08-18-2003, 12:26 AM
Yep. I think the first movie I went to by myself was "Born on the Fourth of July" with TJ Cruise back in high school. I saw Episode I by myself 3 or 4 times (I was working nights, and would go for $2 in the afternoon when Jodi was still at work - twice I was alone in the theatre, let alone there without an escort).
Lately, I saw Daredevil by myself (it was already in the cheap theatre, another matinee) and finally the Hulk - after my neighbor backed out at the last second.
I don't feel any shame in going by myself, though admittedly a little weird walking out alone with all the teenagers around, but Im too old to concern myself with them. Only I can guarantee that Im going to see the movies I want while they're in the theatre. I can't wait for my friends or (heaven forbid) the old lady to drag me out to a comic or sci fi show cuz it ain't gonna happen.
08-18-2003, 01:36 AM
I prefer going to the movies by myself because then I don't have people asking questions, being noisy and generally just getting on my nerves...for example, I had a friend that I HATED going to the movies with because she made it a point to irritate everyone in the audience by being a loud obnoxious a*sh*le just because...she'd scream extra loud, clap her hands extra loud and get up out of her seat and scream and dance and generally act like the stupidest person alive!! I HATED going to the movies with her and will NEVER go again with her...I would get SO embarassed and that just kind of tells you what kind of person she is...not thinking about what the people she went with might be feeling or what others would be feeling towards them for being around the likes of her...oh my I could go on forever I hate it so much, so that person ruined the "going with people" adventure for me and I completely enjoy seeing them by myself now!!
But I'll still go with a few select friends who are there to watch the movie and not make a spectacle of themselves because they NEED attention LOL
OOOoooooooo, I feel much better now getting that off my chest ;)
08-18-2003, 09:16 AM
Yep, us hardcore movie geeks are a special bunch.:D
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