Essay of the Week: Going to the cinema alone or with friends?

I love going to the cinema on my own, but some people are scared to do it. In this band nine sample essay, I look at the good and bad points of solo cinema trips.Our band nine sample essays give you the opportunity to learn from successful essays that show off the best structure, vocabulary…

In recent years, more and more people have started going to the cinema on their own rather than with their friends. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this approach? 

These days, there are more ways than ever to watch the latest blockbuster movie. In this essay, I will evaluate the trend of people making solo trips to movie theatres. First, by looking at the advantage that it is easy to organise, and second, by looking at the lost social connections that come with watching a film alone. 

One advantage of organising a trip to the cinema on your own is convenience. First, because people prefer different genres of films, it can be difficult to find something that everyone will enjoy watching. Furthermore, even if you find a movie everyone wants to watch, it can be difficult to find a time that everyone is available. Conversely, when making a trip to the cinema on your own, you can see whatever you want whenever you want and you can even make very last-minute plans. 

However,  although their lives are more convenient, solo moviegoers also miss out on a lot of the pleasure of going to the cinema. For example, it is more enjoyable to make an evening out of it and have dinner together first. In addition, if people attend a film alone, they do not get the pleasure of discussing the film afterwards. Given the cost of attending the cinema, it might not be worth going if you are going to miss out on these additional aspects. 

In conclusion, there are pros and cons to viewing a film on your own. While it may be more convenient, it is also much less social and enjoyable than going with your friends.

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