What are your thoughts on going to the movies alone? Ten years ago, I went to the theatre by myself for the first time. My husband was away that weekend, none of my friends were around, and I was eager to watch Eat Pray Love, so I thought why not? I marched to the theatre, bought my movie ticket and a glass of red wine (yes, that theatre served wine!), and had a thrilling experience!
While I had a great time, I somehow never thought of repeating the act of solo movie watching until a few months ago. My husband and I used to love going to the movies before we had the girls. Now, in our time together sans kids, we like to dine out, catch up with friends or occasionally attend concerts. Watching movies isn’t really on our radar since we can always enjoy them at home later on. But it’s not the same, there’s something unique about viewing a film in theaters.
I’ve truly been enjoying this solo ritual lately, and it has given me a chance to explore some independent, foreign films. I don’t care for recliner seats or dine-in theatres. I’m just happy to get away and have a little adventure on my own. I do miss the ‘shared experience’ aspect of it and post-movie discussions with someone but independent movie-watching has been liberating in its own way, and I wonder why I waited so long.