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Today I am here to talk to you about something very near and dear to my heart…
I love going to the movies. I used to go a lot with my bestie and then she moved to Ohio and so I had to learn to do the “solo movie outing”. Don’t get me wrong, I had been to the movies by myself before but only a couple times. When Libby left me for Ohio I really had to step up my solo movie game and thus, the Solo Movies Rules were born.
What are the Solo Movie Rules you ask? Very good question my friend. Let me explain…
ONE. Only go see movies that have been out for a while. Do not go on opening night or any time during the week after the movie you want to see has been released. It will be packed and I’m not down with overcrowded movie theaters.
TWO. Only go to matinees (preferably the first showing of the day) or super late night showings (preferably the very last showing). Reason being that most people go to afternoon or early night movies. The first and last showings are usually the least crowded. Which brings me to…
THREE. Do not go to the movies solo Friday or Saturday night. Unless you just like to look like a friendless nerd. These showings are the most crowded plus it’s safer to just see a matinee when you are by yourself, no need to get shot up at the movies. Plus the matinees are cheaper, WIN WIN!!
FOUR. Arrive to the theater at start time. Now that previews are lasting 20+ minutes these days arriving at movie start time will allow you time to buy your tickets, get your large popcorn and diet coke (the lines for both won’t be near as long) and by the time you get into the theater the previews will be halfway over and you can pick your seat. For some reason getting there early and sitting solo just makes people want to sit by you. Trust me on this.
FIVE. Leave the theater as soon as the credits start rolling. That way you can exit the theater without getting crushed. Duh.
These rules are tried and true and have been perfected over the years by yours truly. Using these rules, I have seen many movies as the only person in the theater. Now that, my friends, is something to experience. It’s like your own private showing.
Do you go to the movies solo??
What’s your favorite movie??