Theater for One

I did something that I’ve never done before. At first I was nervous, unsure of how it would be. Maybe I wouldn’t like it.

Do I have you interested yet? Want to know what I did?

I went to the movies by myself.

I earned a free movie ticket over the summer which sat in my wallet for months until I discovered it again. By this point it only had a few days before it would expire unused. So I went to see Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters at noon on a Wednesday.


I was not only the only person in my party, I was the only person in the theater. 

An employee walked in several times with his flashlight, nodded to me and walked out. Each time it made me chuckle as if he was checking just to make sure I was still there.

I truly was nervous about this adventure. I always thought of movies as social outings involving dinner before hand or coffee afterward. But my solo trip was absolutely delightful. I chose my seat, got to rest my feet on the seat in front of me, enjoyed a free movie, and was not disturbed by moviegoers loudly munching on their popcorn!

It was an introverts paradise. Just the right amount of entertainment without the need for extra strings attached. I’m learning more and more about myself and my need for alone time, contemplative time, and non-talking time. I enjoy people, I really do. I like verbally processing life, but I also enjoy quiet. This solo movie outing offered just what I needed on that random Wednesday. Quietness. Entertainment. And creativity.

I think I’ll try it again… if only I could get more free movie tickets!

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  1. Maybe this is what you did, but keep checking one for free movie tickets as a reward for donating blood. I often go by myself. Maybe we could go by ourselves together sometime!

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