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June 23, 2009
By Guia Del Prado
Whether in the Joe Crowley Student Union or outside on the Student Union lawn, the free Tuesday Night Movies guarantee laughs, thrills and enjoyment on campus during the summer break. Hosted by Associated Students of the University of Nevada Flipside Programming and Summer Session, the Tuesday Night Movies also offers free concessions.
The movies are held every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. either in the theater or on the front lawn, depending on the weather. Along with the free movie showing, concessions such as water, soda, popcorn and cotton candy are available at no cost.
The schedule for the remainder of the summer includes: June 30, “Adventureland”; July 7, “Fast and Furious”; July 14, “Observe and Report”’; July 21, “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”; July 28, “17 Again”; Aug. 4, “Fighting”; Aug. 11, “Obsessed.”
“Every once in a while we’ll also have a little something extra,” said Caitlin Gunn, 20, Flipside film series chair and biology major. “We do barbeques, ice cream or stuff like that sometimes. So you never know you might get lucky and come to the right movie and get something extra for free.”
Flipside maintains a partnership with a non-theatrical film distribution company called Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. that allows ASUN to show movies that are not in theaters and have not yet been released in stores. Because of this partnership, students can view films that they would otherwise not be able to see elsewhere at the time.
The Tuesday Night Movies, though hosted by Flipside, are funded throughout the summer by Summer Session. Summer Session pays for the movies and the concessions so students, faculty, staff and the community can enjoy the movie for free.
Gunn hopes the event can help ease the stress of some students still in summer classes or give students incentive to stay on campus.
“I really think that events like these connect students to the campus,” Gunn said. “You can meet people there. You can grab a blanket on the lawn and bring your friends. It’s a good way to catch up. And it’s something fun and free.”