I love going to the movies by myself. In fact, I prefer it to going with other people. When I go by myself, I can choose to see whichever movie I want, without someone else’s input. I don’t have to wonder if my companion is enjoying the film. I don’t have to worry about my companion talking during the film, or getting annoyed with me if I occasionally make a comment. Best of all, I can spend my time after the film contemplating it, rather than having to engage in a discussion about it with someone else. (I’m still trying to figure out whether or not I liked “Birdman” and I both saw and had a discussion about it with friends.)
Last year, I contemplated the idea of doing a monthly blog series about seeing independent films in the theater. I never got around to doing it. I think making the potential series specific to independent films is what did it in. I just can’t seem to make myself to commit to that.
Since I can’t make myself commit to one independent film per month, I’ve decided to broaden my scope. What I plan to do is visit a different movie theater each month, by myself. This theater may be part of a chain, or it may be independent. The film I watch may be mainstream or independent. It may be old or new, although I plan to only see movies that are new to me.
The purpose of this series will be to review not only the movie, but the theater as well. If I enjoy the series, I may continue it into next year. Who knows? It’s an adventure!
That’s the “Solo at the Movies” project in a nutshell. Right after this post, you will see the first review of the series.