Thursday night cinema trip 12/4/18

Thursday nights, cinema night.

Watching Blockers for the 2nd time in 2 weeks.

This week on our Thursday night cinema trip we watched the comedy “Blockers” for the 2nd time in a fortnight. This may seem like a bit of a waste of money, but we all have Limitless memberships at Odeon. This allows us to watch whatever is on and, if necessary, leave before the end of the film if it is not something we are enjoying. Because we are at the cinema so often there have been occasions where we have already watched pretty much everything that is available. At these times the limitless memberships really come into their own, we watched “the greatest showman” 3 times, this is a film we all really enjoyed but is unlikely something we would have repeat watched had we had to pay for it each time.

As for this weeks film, it’s funny, I mean really funny. As a person who suffers from depression and anxiety, I haven’t laughed nearly as much for such a long time as what I did during this film. I’m not going to do any more of a review than that as I don’t feel at this moment that I am really able to do justice to any film that I review.

The social aspect.

We first started going on our cinema trips as a couple my friends thought I could do with a night out as a way of trying to help deal with my anxiety. At this early point, I could not have imagined how important these nights out and how important these 2 people would become to me. In the last few weeks, my best friend and I have been going through a bit of a rough patch, this is made harder by the fact that we work together. The 4 of us usually have our afternoon breaks together every-day. The other 2 have been such a place of support during this, even if they say the 2 of us should just admit how strong our feelings are for each other instead of acting like idiots. One of the things I find the most helpful in this situation is that they don’t just tell me what I want to hear, they tell me what I need to hear. I have found that so often when people realize you are struggling with any sort of mental illness, they will tend to tell you what they think you want to hear. It is so refreshing when they treat you like any other person, I’m no different from anyone else, so please don’t treat me like it!

Getting back to this weeks trip. We arrived at the cinema at just before 7pm and the film didn’t start until 9pm, so we hung out in the foyer for a couple of hours. We absolutely love the social time we spend together on these trips, a couple of hours of drinking and chatting either before or after the film is, in many ways the best part of these outings; for me anyway. Other than my best friend who, when we aren’t acting like children and avoiding each other, I am comfortable telling literally everything; these 2 people are the ones I am the most comfortable around. There is nothing that we won’t talk about and the forum is completely open. I have been so surprised with how open they feel they can be with me, I have never thought of myself as the sort of person that people would want to confide in because of my anxiety issues.

Sorry if this post is a bit messy, it’s very late/early here and I just wanted to get this out. I will try and get my thoughts a bit more in order for next weeks cinema post.

 

 

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