A Movie Alone

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A movie date. A fun outing with friends at the Multiplex. These are some common things we have heard of. But have you ever been to the movies alone? A date with the self?

Well, luckily, I had the chance to experience one. By accident though, but it was worth it. One day, I was to meet a friend at a nearby mall but she cancelled on me at the last moment. I was infuriated. For once, I got so angry, I accidentally kicked a can lying on the floor and it hit a guy standing at the entrance of the mall. The cold look he gave me was enough to ruin my day. However, I apologized.

I didn’t want to go home as I was sick of my boring job-to-home and home-to-job routine. Being a movie freak, I thought of watching a movie, alone. I had never been to the movies alone before and it seem a little bizarre. But I decided to do it anyway.

I bought the tickets from the counter. To my surprise, only the back seats were filled with couples. All the seats in the front and middle rows were all empty since it was a working day and a morning show. I sat in the middle row and kinda enjoyed the vacant theater. I was totally able to concentrate on the movie, which was really good (Tamasha). I loved the movie since I was able to connect to the story. After that I did a little shopping, bought some accessories and clothes for myself, and had my favorite noodles with a chilled cold drink at a Chinese outlet in the mall. I can’t even begin to express the joy of not having to share my food with anyone and enjoy all of it alone. Lol!

The one thing I learnt from this ‘date with myself’ was that once in a while, you need to just get away from all the crowd and people, and be on your own for a little while. When you spend such kind of a quality time with yourself, you are able to connect with yourself like never before. And trust me, that is one thing which is very important if you want to feel actual contentment. Your inner self also needs some pampering now and then. Buy yourself some stuff alone, go to the movies alone, eat by yourself in the cafe, walk like you don’t care. Take time to reconnect with the person within you. Feel like you’re not alone, but with the most gorgeous person in the world, i.e. YOU!Β 

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Never lose that smile! πŸ™‚

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89 Comments Add yours

  1. Super cool.
    Amazing one.
    I can actually connect with this.
    I have to shopping alone but never tried a movie..
    It is on my list now πŸ™‚

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Thank you! And Yeah do try it. You’ll know what I mean. 😊

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      1. Definitely going to try this πŸ™‚

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      2. Rupali G says:

        Yeah! Do let me know how it goes! 😊

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  2. Sayar_AV says:

    A quite good lesson. Well written

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Thank you, Sayar! ☺

      Like

      1. Sayar_AV says:

        Welcome….. ❀❀

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  3. Shyamal says:

    Till watching a movie alone was OK.. but the part where you mentioned “Don’t have to share my food with anyone”, you touched my heart at that very moment.. πŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Hahaha! I’m more like Joey(F.R.I.E.N.D.S) on the subject of food. Sharing is the last thing I prefer. And I’m not even sorry! πŸ˜‚
      Thank you so much for your super-words!! 😊

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  4. I’ve tried it, and yes it’s all fun , you expressed it correctly , miss

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Isn’t it? I’m more than just happy that you could relate. Thank you so much! 😊

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  5. Sometimes you need to spend time with yourself. Sometimes being alone feels good…..

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Yes exactly. Being alone really brings back the peace that was missing and somehow, the view of the life gets clearer, for good! 😊
      Thank you so much for your read! ☺

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      1. You write well. It was worth it

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      2. Rupali G says:

        Means a lot! Thank you! 😊

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  6. exoticnita54 says:

    Loving your own company.. is a treasure..
    So glad 😁 the day turned so much better than you anticipated..,
    Next time.. don’t waste energy on being angry 😑..

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Haha yeah! Much much better!
      Yeah I’m working on the anger thing though. πŸ˜…
      You’re so sweet.
      Thank you so much! 😊

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      1. exoticnita54 says:

        Your welcome sweet girl..,
        Lesson learned..
        you will definitely be having more of those enjoyable days..I’m sure

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      2. Rupali G says:

        That is so sweet of you to say! I wish you the same. ☺ And yes, lesson learnt. Thanks a lot! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’

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  7. sangbad says:

    Most of the time I go to movie alone…

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Wow. Isn’t that fun? πŸ˜ƒ

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      1. sangbad says:

        Yes…I enjoy a lot…πŸ˜€

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      2. Rupali G says:

        Good to know. 😊
        Thanks a lot for your read! ☺

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      3. sangbad says:

        Welcome…☺

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  8. aquibview says:

    I stopped going to theater, after one incident such that happened. It’s better to call some neighbors and watch it at the comfort of our home. It’s more fun. If you are like No I wanna go, gave that money to some poor, you will feel even more of the real joy.

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    1. Rupali G says:

      That is very kind. I don’t go to the movies a lot. But this was just an experience. To make myself feel good, as I was pissed at my friend.
      But yes, totally agree to your noble point. 😊 Thanks!

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  9. Ξnigma says:

    I have been going to the movies alone for the past 6+ years and I would continue to do so. I have some weird people around me.
    1. Just like your friend cancelled out on you, my friends do the same. I have stopped asking over time.
    2. People want to see the review and then watch. I am more of a if I want to watch I will watch it, without reading the reviews.
    3. People don’t like English movies unless it is a huge title. I watch movie every week.

    If you find some weird guy alone in the theater, that would most definitely be me. So, keep an eye out, just in case.

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Lol! Haha! That’s amazing. πŸ˜‚
      Thanks a lot for your read! 😊

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      1. Ξnigma says:

        My pleasure. πŸ™‚

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  10. I’ve been to the movies maybe 10 times and I agree with you- it’s very nice and maybe even better than going with someone else (who will distract you, eat your food, etc. Haha). In general I prefer to watch movies alone, even at home, it’s a different experience.

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Yes exactly. And it goes for movies alone at home too. As peaceful as it gets! 😊 Thank you so much for your read. ☺

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  11. Aquileana says:

    I love to go to the movies alone… but thatΒ΄s cause maybe I consider it a “personal” experience and like to watch classical old movies too… ha!: Plus even if I date guys I donΒ΄t have boyfriend, so it is not the kind of outing for random picks ups if you know what I mean… Lovely post! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Haha! I do know what you mean. And you’re right. It is actually a personal experience.
      Thank you so much!! 😊

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  12. Well, i loved this post a lot coz i can relate with it very deeply.
    Very nicely penned.

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    1. Rupali G says:

      I’m glad you could. Thank you so much! 😊

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  13. Solitude can be, at times, beneficial.

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Indeed. Thanks a lot for reading! 😊

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  14. 98 gracious scapegoat says:

    I tried the movie alone thing once. It was already a three-hour movie and the film kept hitting snags. They kept fixing it as we waited (one of us had noone to talk to to fill the time). In the end, I was there at least four hours.

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Oh. Well that’s bad. It wasn’t supposed to go that way. Better luck next time. 😊

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Thank you so much for this precious nomination, Obeme! I will react to this soon. 😊

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      1. You’re welcome. You deserve it

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      2. Rupali G says:

        Many thanks again! 😊

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  16. I love going to the movies on my own – it SO enjoyable. And another bonus – no pressure to share opinions / discuss the merits (or otherwise) afterwards πŸ™‚

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Yeah! You are able to concentrate on the story and appreciate it. Thanks a lot for reading. 😊

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  17. Cherylene says:

    It is good to get some alone time in. It is peaceful and it allows us to reconnect with ourselves. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Very true. Thanks a lot for reading! 😊

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      1. Cherylene says:

        My pleasure! πŸ™‚

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  18. Jokerswild says:

    Nothing better than hanging out in solitude once in a while. Sometimes we spend so much time learning about others that we know so little about ourselves. Awesome article. I’ve watched movies with a guy named me many times!😁

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Yes exactly! You wonderfully summed up what I wanted to convey. And I’m sure that guy you watched movies with was really awesome! 😁
      Thanks a lot for reading! 😊

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      1. Jokerswild says:

        You conveyed it well.πŸ™‚. And yes, that guy was okay, but he chewed his popcorn to loud. 😁
        Great post, once again.

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      2. Rupali G says:

        Hahaha! Who cares. You gotta enjoy your popcorn, that’s the thing. πŸ˜‚
        Thanks a lot again! 😊

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  19. I actually love watching a movie alone. Whenever stated the same, people around me wonder how could I do watch a movie alone. But it’s cool. Like even if a gang of people go to a movie, it really doesn’t matter because all you will do after sitting in the cozy chair in the theatre is watching a movie. So it doesn’t make any difference.

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Yes indeed. As fun as it is with a gang, watching one alone is fun too. You have no distractions. Thanks a lot for reading. 😊

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  20. shubhamd96 says:

    Hehe..sounds interesting…. i will try it soon πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Rupali really nice writing simple and sweet ✌

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Thank you so much, Shubham. I always prefer to keep it simple. 😊

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  21. The idea of a movie date with self has actually fascinated me several times but after reading this, I just can wait to take myself out for a movie date asap. πŸ˜€

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Yeah please do! You’ll love it. Thanks for reading. 😊

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Thank you so much for this honor!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’ Lovely gesture and I’ll try to respond to it soon. Thanks again! ☺

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      1. You are welcome, my friend.
        All the best to you
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  23. dbeautifuldreams says:

    Great positive post!!!!…… a movie date with myself is still on my to-do list. Lol. :).

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Yeah do try it once! And don’t forget to share. All the best!
      And thank you so much!! ☺

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  24. Yes I have and would do this.

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    1. Rupali G says:

      All the very best. πŸ‘ And thank you for your read! ☺

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  25. This definitely sounds worth trying ! Also you don’t have to miss out on watching your favourite movie just because there is no one to accompany you

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Yes exactly. Don’t depend on anyone. Just go out there and be with yourself! ☺
      Thank you so much for reading!πŸ˜„

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  26. Ana P. Rose says:

    Lol πŸ˜‚ the can kicking. Nice. And you’re right about pampering ourselves. I already get annoyed if my friend tries to talk to me during the movie. I don’t like missing anything. But I have yet to go on my own. What a great idea πŸ’‘.

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Yeah!! Bang on. No disturbance + self pampering. Do try this once and let me know how it works out, Ana!
      Thanks a lot for reading! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’

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      1. Ana P. Rose says:

        No problem. And I have to try it. I feel nervous just thinking about it. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸŒΉ

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      2. Rupali G says:

        Oh no! Believe me you’ll be great. Give it a chance. 😊

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      3. Ana P. Rose says:

        Lol ok then. 😁

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      4. Rupali G says:

        Yeah! πŸ˜€

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  27. You can only be truly happy in company of others when you’re happy in company with yourself… Good post!

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Yes exactly my point! Thanks a lot!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’

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  28. I love going to the movies alone!

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Me too. Hi-five! πŸ™‹
      And thanks for reading! ☺

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  29. What made me hesitant for so long to go to a movie on my own was societal pressure. What if I run into someone? How will I explain my reasoning behind being alone? Could I handle their pity gaze and their assumptions about my loneliness? For the longest time, I had been omitting some gems on theaters because “no one would want to go with me.” One day, around award season, I decided to say screw it, and I went, not for one, but for two movies on my own. I watched Carol and Room, both exquisite movies, and while my hesitation was there at the beginning, it quickly dissolved. There’s a certain freeing quality about exhorting your independence in your everyday activities. I enjoyed your voice, nice article!

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Wow! I can understand your doubtfulness. I was too under too much doubt since I didn’t plan for it. I kinda did it to pass the time. But as you said, the doubts quickly dissolved and it was one of the best experiences. Independence does induce a weird confidence. And if you feel it right, it is definitely worth it.
      Thanks a lot, dear friend for your read and feedback.
      Means a lot.! πŸ™‚

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  30. Ben Naga says:

    THE HARD WAY

    Tried loving others
    But before you knew yourself
    No more than a sham

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Nice.. πŸ™‚

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  31. Definitely gotta enjoy a movie by yourself every once in a while.

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Yes it’s a bliss, really. Thanks a lot for your read! πŸ™‚

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    1. Rupali G says:

      Thank you so much! ☺

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