My friend wrote the following sentence to show her reluctance towards watching movies:

I am quite rigid towards watching movies in cinema halls.

I didn't find any definition in Oxford dictionary for "rigid" which means "a reluctant attitude".

Here, she meant that she always try to avoid going cinema halls for watching movies. Her full statement was as follows:

I am quite rigid towards watching movies in cinema halls. However, when my family pushed I got ready and joined them there.

Did she write a correct statement? I have found many other people using a similar statement.

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Rigid means hard, stiff - the opposite of flexible.

It typically describes/implies a physical object. To overcome this assumption you need a lot of literary or poetic-license type of context. More than what you provide in your example.

The adverb form rigidly is somewhat more open to describe non-physical things:

I am rigidly insistent upon watching movies in cinema halls.

A better word for your situation would be particular about, which is used to talk about preferences or wants.

I am particular about watching movies in cinema halls

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