Most Helpful Guy
If you are worried about being awkward and running out of things to say, going to the movies is a good idea. You go and you sit for about 2 hours, you are not supposed to talk, you can hold hands in the dark if you want, and afterwards, you can talk about the movie.
If you do not have that concern, them sitting through a movie deprives you of time that you could be talking and becoming acquainted.
An alternative first date, if it is available in your area, is to go to a zoo in the afternoon. Walking around looking at the animals provides lots of things to talk about, and for a girl who feels insecure, a daytime date is "safe." If you do this mid-afternoon, you can always go to dinner afterwards if you want to extend the date (but it is usually better to end a first date when things are going well and you have been together about 3 hours. First dates, even when they go well, are stressful and can be tiring. It is always better to end "on a high note.")
Most Helpful Girl
I hate cinema dates for a first date. I prefer to go for a coffee , then we can chat in a relaxed setting. It's a less formal atmosphere. The purpose of a first date is to get to know each other more. You can't do that in the cinema. After the movie ends you then have to decide what to do next. You can't just say goodnight then go home after a few hours of silence between you both at the cinema. That would feel even more awkward. Plus, you can't develop a rapport with each other at the cinema.
A second date is less awkward if you have built up a rapport on the first date. If you sit in silence at the cinema on a first date , the second date will feel just as awkward as the first