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 Posted:   Dec 4, 2017 - 9:28 PM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

Do any of you remember the very first movie you went to see BY YOURSELF? I think mine was The Golden Voyage of Sinbad.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2017 - 9:34 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

Elysium. It's a good thing I was stoned, otherwise I'd never have made it through that mess.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2017 - 10:26 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I've been trying to pin that down for many years. My best recollection -- JACK THE GIANT KILLER (1962). I was amazed by the special effects in that film.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2017 - 10:45 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Boy that's a tough one. You literately mean by yourself, without parents, siblings or friends? And would it be a film you never saw before?

First my parents took me to the theater, then an older sibling took me, then when I was old enough, me and my best friend would bike ride to the theater.

The first movie I saw by myself was probably a re-release like Disney's Snow White, Bambi, Fantasia or Pinocchio. But I have to think about it some more.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2017 - 10:56 PM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

The two first movies I went to see at the cinema was Ronja Robbersdaughter (A Swedish movie) and the original Ghostbusters movie. But which one I saw first of those is something I can`t remember.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2017 - 11:06 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

I rarely go to the movies as it is, but movie-going has always been more of a social activity for me. I think Avatar was the first and only movie I've ever gone alone to the theater to see, and that was only because I was eager to hear Horner's score but couldn't convince my wife to go with me.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2017 - 11:07 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Boy that's a tough one. You literately mean by yourself, without parents, siblings or friends?

Well, I certainly wasn't excluding going with kids my own age, only with parents or other elders. If it has to be one where I went alone, with only strangers in the audience, that didn't occur until I was in college. And the film would be THE TIGER MAKES OUT (1967), which I saw in September 1969.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2017 - 11:44 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

in england - some posters would remember this - we had "Saturday Morning pictures" - basically a cinema full of kids up to 16. the screenings were cheaply made kids films and episodes.

first film on my own wouldve been Where Eagles dare. saw it with parents on release and then went back on my own on a later rerun at a cinema a 30-min bus ride away - i was about 12 i think. and i stayed and watched it twice. you could in those days. which wouldve been fine except dad had come up to the bus stop to meet me and wasnt impressed i was so late!!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 1:10 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I can't remember what my very first movie was (neither that I saw alone or with someone else), but I DO vividly remember going to the movies ALONE in my later childhood years. In my hometown, the local cinema would sometimes have Saturday matinees where they showed older films, and I was often the ONLY person in attendance. Perhaps one or two others. So not only did I go the movies alone (between ages 8-12), I was also often alone in the whole theatre.

Some of these older films were Scandinavian and Norwegian things most of you have never heard of, but also some international things -- I saw several of those FLIPPER and SKIPPY movies, for example, and was an AVID fan of old Johnny Weissmüller TARZAN movies. I was fascinated with Weissmüller, being both a real-life athlete/swimmer as well as an actor.

Of course, these days I often go to the movies alone, whether press screenings or regular screenings (of movies I've missed in the press screenings).

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I know I saw "Watership Down" by myself. That might be the "first" film that wasn't a re-release.

If we are going with films we saw without our parents, I remember seeing Airport 77, Roller Coaster, and Murder on the Orient Express with my best friend.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

The first time my folks took me to the movies was the summer of 1956 - it was the drive in- a double feature of Seven Brides for seven Brothers and the king and I.
To prepare me, my parents bought me the soundtrack albums a few weeks earlier so I would know all the songs.
Nice idea, but this backfired on them - during both film,I very loudly sang along in the car with both films. They told me to shut up - no way !!!!!
My first films by myself was a Columbia double feature of The three sttoges Meet Hercules and the Legend of Tom dooley.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

I have a feeling I went to see The 7th Voyage of Sinbad on my own on one of it's many revivals at my local village cinema. I'll have seen it with a parent or uncle, but because I had this strange habit of wanting to see favourite films over and again (long before the advent of home video), the next few times would have been repeated viewings on my own.

Oh, and they used to twin THIS film with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers! Obviously I was more entertained when they stuck it on with Jason and the Argonauts, and altogether more satisfying pairing..

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

While I don't have any clear memories of when I went, I am often told the first movie I saw in a theater was Disney's adaptation of Hunchback of Notre Dame.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

After seeing Star Wars with family members I went to see it by myself at age 14 and took along a cassette recorder with a 120-minute cassette to capture the audio.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 8:06 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

After seeing Star Wars with family members I went to see it by myself at age 14 and took along a cassette recorder with a 120-minute cassette to capture the audio.

Funny, one of my friends did the exact same thing!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 11:15 PM   
 By:   Mikey   (Member)

The very first movie I ever saw was Pinocchio In Outer Space but my aunt was with me. I believe the first movie I saw without a chaperone was Escape To Witch Mountain. Then again, you're taxing a 52 year old memory, it may have a glitch or two.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

Abbott & Costello in JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at Larchmont Playhouse. It was probably around 1962 when I was 6 years old.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   The Thing   (Member)

Only twice for me.

The first was the Titanic re-release in 3D.

And the second was Piranha 3DD, and not only did I go on my own, but I went on the final showing and was the only person in there!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 10:40 AM   
 By:   JEC   (Member)

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. I was 10.

 
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