Campus Attractions debuted the first movie night of the 2016-17 school year August 24 at Century Theater in Memorial Union.
“Two weeks ago, we were pretty successful. One night, we had around 100 students turnout,” Gabrielle Fredman, Campus Attractions special events coordinator, said.
The event hosted a Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg double feature, showing “Now You See Me 2″ and “Zombieland” which received ratings of 6.6 and 7.7 stars out of 10 on the Internet Movie Database, respectively.
Campus Attractions said the genre of the movie being shown varies depending on what is popular among students. The movies to come include genres of comedy, horror, and action.
“I usually watch Netflix, but if I knew something that I liked was playing at the Memorial Theater then I would go,” Cole Witzig, a freshman majoring in mathematics education, said.
Michael Odegaard, a freshman chemistry major, says his favorite movies to watch are anything relating to superheros and he would enjoy attending these at Century Theater.
Weeks to come include double features which allow students to watch correlating films each weekend such as “Ride Along” playing September 21, 23, and 24 and “Ride Along 2” the following weekend.
“I really wanted to make friends so I went,” Phoebe Ellis, an undecided freshman, said.
Ryan Turk, a freshman majoring in electrical engineering, said he has heard a lot about the movies’ success and plans to attend one in the future.
Movie times run at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, and at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Movies begin and end on schedule. Friday and Saturday are showing Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Food and refreshments are not provided, but vending machines are available and students are encouraged to bring their own snacks.
Fredman said the theater is large, but students should arrive early to save a good seat.
Movies are free of charge to students and open to the public.