Movies that have yet to be released on home video make up selections for Free Movie Night, an event the SA hosts once a month in the Commons, according to Baldeep Randhawa, the SA events programmer.
The SA works with Criterion Pictures to acquire a license to play pre-release movies shortly before they are released to the general public. This has been a regular event from the SA for over a year.
Randhawa, stated that there is a limited selection of pre-release movies to choose from. Regardless, Randhawa and the SA promotional team strive to play the best movies to attract students to the theatre.
“We played Jurassic World in September and that had a big turnout,” said Elizabeth Neilson, an usher for the most recent movie night.
In the most recent Free Movie Night the Sandra Bullock movie, Our Brand is Crisis, was played for students
“This movie isn’t as popular as others so we don’t expect as many people,” said Neilson.
The turnout for the Free Movie Nights often vary but Randhawa explains that there is a core group of students who regularly attend the event.
On Oct. 26, the SA hosted The Rocky Horror Picture Show in celebration of Halloween.
“The theatre was jam-packed, the entire thing,” said Joel Vandemeer, a first-year motive power technician student and guest for Our Brand is Crisis.
The next Free Movie Night is set to be on Feb. 26 and it will be featuring the film, Spotlight.