I can easily recall all the movies I have seen by myself. Winter’s Bone (2010) and The Eagle (2011). Two films, that’s it. For the longest of time, I never dared venturing into the movie theater all by myself. I have always wondered why I thought it would be awkward to see a movie alone. Like going out to dinner alone, is there an unwritten rule that says this is against societal norm. Of course not. Hence, I was most definitely intrigued by Chris Le’s article for The Atlantic entitled “In Defense of Seeing Movies Alone.” Most specifically, he wonders:
It got me thinking: In today’s highly individualized zeitgeist why is the loner—the isolated movie watcher, in particular—synonymous with “pathetic” and “loser”? If, say, you were in a theater and saw someone flanked by empty chairs, would you feel pity? Condescension? Would you nudge your companion to join in teasing?
Okay, you might not go that far. But you might just think, “I would never watch a movie alone.”
The question of the week is: Do you go to the movies alone? And do you feel there a stigma with doing so?
Discuss in the comments below. I’m most definitely interested in your opinion.
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