|Date:||May 7th, 2004 11:00 am (UTC)|| |
barring campus movies, which were free with ID and effectively like watching TV (just a really Big TV) the first movie I distinctly remember going to see alone was Remains of the Day. In fact, I was the only person in the audience too. (And they wouldn't pause it when I had to pee!)
When I don't have AC, I will often go to matinees if I'm not employed during hot months. (Although, the last time I was unemployed in the heat, I was poor enough that even matinees were expensive. I spent more time in cafes and libraries.
I'll go to free screenings alone, and to film festivals alone, since those are usually one-time offers, I can't wait for times that are more convenient for others.
A lot of it comes down to whether or not it's a movie I want really want to see, and it will lose something on the smaller TV screen, or whether it's a social experience I want to share (i.e. big movies like LOTR, Harry Potter, etc.)
Movies cost as much as going to see a live band, and I do take that into consideration when going to films.