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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??
Great post. I do *slightly* disagree with #4 because it’s hard to judge the number of previews sometimes. I’ve been in movies where people came in several minutes after the movie started, then sat down and talked to each other about what must be happening. However, if you typically go to the same theaters, then you probably have a good idea of a safe time to get there before the movie starts.
(I’ve only had one cup of coffee so far, so I accidently read “manatee” instead of “matinee” in #3. I was trying to think of a nice way to point out that not all of us can just go see manatees whenever we feel like it.)
Kimberly H says
Love it! I attend movies solo sometimes because there are ones that I just know Shaun won’t sit through with me – I actually kind of enjoy going by myself!
I used to go to the cinema alone quite often, my favourite time to go was Sunday mornings.
Kayla Nelms says
Love this girl!!!
Ashley Everyday says
Love it. I’ve been debating going alone because I love movies too.
Annie One Can Cook! says
This is so fun! I have actually never gone to the movies solo–but I’ve tried! I’ll tell my husband that I want to see a chick flick and that I’ll just go on my own (because sometimes its nice to do things sans husband and/or friends) but then he ALWAYS says “oh, I’ll go with!”. :I Ugh..
Natalie Hinkley says
I am a fan of the solo movies, these are some good tips! :)
I went to the movies solo all the time when I was in college! We have a $4 second-run theater very close to the college and matinee shows were nearly always practically empty. It was pretty fun, actually.
Katie J says
I love going to the movies also! I haven’t gone by myself in awhile though. Thanks for the tips!
Christin Theiss says
awesome rules! kudos to you for going solo!!! lol
Haha I’m LOVING this post! So, I’ve never been to the movies by myself before! I really want to see one movie that no one else wants to see I’ve seriously been considering going to the movies alone! If I do….I’ll be keeping your tips in mind :) great post, my friend!
My husband goes to movies solo all the time. I never have which is kind of surprising because I sometimes like to do things by myself (being introverted and all).