Going to the cinema alone? Page 6

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  • whatfruitlivesagain 3 Jan 2018 14:35:09 1,057 posts
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    I go to the cinema alone and sometimes strategically pick films with close start and end times to do a 2 for 1 double header.
  • GarlVinland 3 Jan 2018 14:41:29 3,190 posts
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    I don't really know why anyone would have an issue with it. You watch movies at home alone, you go out alone, so why would it be odd to go out and watch a movie alone? I don't understand! :confused:
  • Dougs 3 Jan 2018 15:38:07 85,707 posts
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    Cultural innit. Going to the cinema is seen as a social experience, and is the quintessential date night etc.
  • Alastair 3 Jan 2018 15:57:23 22,101 posts
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    I get a free cinema ticket every week via Vitality health insurance. Perhaps I should start using it...I don't think I am bothered about any social stigma around going on my own.
    Missus might not be too overjoyed at the idea though. Give it a few more years and we'll be able to leave the Boy home alone.
  • nickthegun 3 Jan 2018 16:05:12 73,998 posts
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    I go once or twice a year by myself. The cinema is just round the corner and there's occasionally something I want to see that the Mrs thinks looks like a bag of shit.

    Namely, Thor 3. Nothing would convince her that it was going to be better than Thor 2, which she absolutely hated.
  • GarlVinland 3 Jan 2018 16:08:30 3,190 posts
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    You clearly have a keeper. No force on Earth would allow me to leave my missus at home for Thor, she was openly drooling during the film.
  • Alastair 3 Jan 2018 16:10:19 22,101 posts
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    I just took a look through the 'Coming Soon' list on Vue, and not much grabbed my attention.
    Although, if it's free I guess I could just go and watch any old shit - then write a terrible review about it in the Rate the Film thread, and pretend to be like Beastmaster, or Mark Kermode.

    (To do it properly of course, I would go to see the same film three times and then put out an announcement on the forum that I'd written an overlong review.)
  • nickthegun 3 Jan 2018 16:11:42 73,998 posts
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    You could give the ticket to me and I'll write the review for you
  • Alastair 3 Jan 2018 16:17:59 22,101 posts
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    I could give you the code for the free ticket...
    Based on performance at Harrow Vue, it's never checked that I am the person with the Vitality account.
  • Graxlar_v3 3 Jan 2018 16:23:13 2,722 posts
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    @Alastair dont you need to do a certain amount of exercise to get the ticket now?
  • Alastair 3 Jan 2018 16:24:42 22,101 posts
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    Yes, which I manage with ease.
    :)
  • Alastair 3 Jan 2018 16:25:43 22,101 posts
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    I've been with Vitality for nearly two years and have used the free cinema ticket twice.
    (I use the free Starbucks drink pretty much every week!)
  • Graxlar_v3 3 Jan 2018 16:32:01 2,722 posts
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    i broke my watch so stopped bothering. I just checked in on it again and apparently i am not in good shapel ol
  • Alastair 3 Jan 2018 16:37:16 22,101 posts
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    Get a new tracker, fatty!
  • TheSaint 3 Jan 2018 17:02:01 17,757 posts
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    We only go to the cinema every week as we get free Viatlity tickets. Being force fed adverts and surrounded by chavs stuffing their faces with smelly noisy food isn't a pleasant experience when it's free, let alone if you've paid £12 for the privilege.
  • Dougs 3 Jan 2018 17:12:29 85,707 posts
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    I saw Star Wars on my own. 10am showing on a Thursday at the Leicester Square Odeon. It was glorious and empty.
  • elstoof 3 Jan 2018 17:46:03 20,056 posts
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    I go to the cinema about 4 times a year, 3 of those are on my own. Nothing at all social for me about sitting in silence next to someone
  • thelzdking 3 Jan 2018 18:14:44 8,068 posts
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    Alastair wrote:
    I get a free cinema ticket every week via Vitality health insurance. Perhaps I should start using it...I don't think I am bothered about any social stigma around going on my own.
    Missus might not be too overjoyed at the idea though. Give it a few more years and we'll be able to leave the Boy home alone.
    There is no social stigma.
  • mrpon 3 Jan 2018 18:51:08 34,417 posts
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    @elstoof a little knee squeeze? Quick kiss? A grope? Holding hands? Anything else you fancy just let me know beforehand.
  • elstoof 3 Jan 2018 19:13:05 20,056 posts
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    @mrpon how much for holding hands
  • mrpon 3 Jan 2018 19:39:51 34,417 posts
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    :) you buy the popcorn, I'll bring the scissors.
  • elstoof 3 Jan 2018 19:43:54 20,056 posts
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    Itís ok sweetie, I can rip open the packet for you 😘
  • thelzdking 3 Jan 2018 22:31:15 8,068 posts
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    Hawt.
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