21 – 10 Benefits of going cinema alone

This idea came to my head when my friend asked me the other day if I’m going to the cinema by myself and I joked – “No lol, what am I, a loser?”. But in fact, come to think of it, it’s not like you’re there to socialize anyway so what’s the problem?

Is it sad for me to chill in my bed watching an exciting movie, eating popcorn or whatever junk I can find? Similarly, is it sad for me to watch a movie on my own on the train? No, so why would it be sad to go and watch it on a massive screen, on a big comfortable chair? If anything, it’s an upgrade! My laptop has got nothing on that, so yeah, I went to the cinema by myself.

The only movie which suited the time that I wanted to go was The Other Woman. I promise that it had nothing to do with Dan Bilzerian a.k.a Blitz and Nikki Minaj appearing in the movie. In hindsight, I don’t think I even remember seeing him in the movie at all.

I rocked up there, head high .. don’t go in there looking like you’ve been ditched by someone.


The benefits?
1 – I can take my shoes off and kick my feet up next to someones head, who am I trying to impress?
2 – Although I’m always the one asking questions about the plot, going there alone means that you can’t have your payback by bugging me while I’m trying to concentrate on my movie… okay? So I win.
3 – If I want to laugh my head off at an inappropriate time, I don’t need to glance over awkwardly to see if you’re laughing, therefore allowing me to laugh out loud. Instead, I can look like that crazy one in the corner, sitting by herself laughing… that’s cool because nobody knows me.
4 – If I want to cry, I will cry… and there shall be a river.
5 – I can spike my own drink with alcohol and make the movie hilarious and nobody will be there to notice.
6 – I don’t need to accidentally elbow you in the face in the battle for the best armrest space.
7 – I don’t need to offer my popcorn and chocolates to anybody – they’re all mine… and nobody can see all of the crumbs I spilled on myself.
8 – There’s always an odd chair empty in-between some good seats, guess what!? I just got upgraded. Now if everyone on that row will stand up and excuse me while I claim my seat I’d appreciate it, thank you.
9 – I can’t get told off for being late and I avoided all the long ads – I win again.
10 – Most importantly, I don’t need to compromise. If I want to go and watch a brainless movie such as The Other Woman, I can and that’s that.

It’s alright to go alone, nobody shouted abuse or threw tomatoes at me.

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  1. sahar
    May 27, 2014 / 4:16 pm

    lol I liked that you ” rocked up there, head high” good for you! x

  2. Kota Kinabalu Travel Guide
    June 5, 2014 / 8:06 am

    There are movies that I prefer to watch alone (the heavy drama that requires full concentration) and there are movies that must be enjoyed with others (Frozen, Maleficent, etc). :D But you’re absolutely right – there’s nothing wrong with watching a movie alone.

  3. June 13, 2014 / 8:54 pm

    Going to the theater alone is a sweet little luxury. :)

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