Quote"I've started just telling people that I'm somewhat claustrophobic - it's the only way I can find to explain why I don't want to be stuck in the middle of the row. "Sorry DottyG this is the "excuse" I use too....! Once I made the entire row in a theatre get up and move along so I could sit on the end.....I also use the fact that I have a bad back (on a plane) and have to get up and walk around a lot and "don't want to keep disturbing [you]."Saying that, if I get an aisle seat I am usually fine and don't need to leave my seat at any point once a film has started - though can sometimes go 6 times before the main feature!!!!Quote:"I'm ok at home and usually at the office. My only guess as to why I'm ok at home is that I'm not as stressed there and I know there's a bathroom nearby." Yep being aware of where the toilet is and knowing you can go at any point if you need to has definitely a 'calming' affect. Knowing you are going to be stuck in a seat or will have to ask permission from someone else to be able to get to the toilet is enought to make me need it more!!!