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June 28, 2010
By Krystal Pyatt
Summer has officially begun, and it’s time to start enjoying those hot summer nights. Grab a blanket and a friend and join the University of Nevada, Reno for the outdoor Summer Movie Series at the Joe Crowley Student Union lawn every Tuesday at 9 p.m., complete with complimentary refreshments.
The movie series runs until Aug. 10 and is open to all students and the community. Children are welcome, but adult supervision is recommended for certain films. Summer Session, a program of Extended Studies, and the Associated Students of the University of Nevada’s (ASUN) Flipside Productions, a student-run event planning and entertainment organization, will supply snacks, as well as the movies.
“The movies are fun,” said Christina Gunn, director of programming for ASUN. “We offer big-name movies that have not yet been released on DVD, while also supplying a great opportunity for people to meet and enjoy an outdoor social event.”
Each movie draws between 150 and 200 people. The Movie Series began seven years ago to provide an opportunity for community members to enjoy campus during the summer, and to provide an alternative, late-night entertainment choice for students attending summer session.
Students from the Office of International Students and Scholars also help with the events and provide ice cream to moviegoers.
“The series has become somewhat of a tradition for many students, staff and their families, as well as others throughout the community,” Gunn said.
The next movie night is June 29, featuring Bounty Hunter, a romantic comedy with plenty of action starring Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston. On July 6, How to Train Your Dragon will be shown.