Free Flick Fridays initiated to keep students at SHU
Seton Hall’s Student Activities Board launched an event at the beginning of the spring semester: a series of monthly movie screenings called “Free Flick Fridays.”
The SAB’s mid-year survey results revealed an interest in film screenings on campus, according to SAB Vice President Brittany Nilsen.
Free Flick Fridays was designed to give students more on-campus activities on the weekend. The limited number of on-campus events has caused many students to go home on the weekends, Nilsen said.
“With the ‘Free Flick Friday’ series, we are hoping to give students a reason to stick around,” Nilsen said.
Student Becky Henley said that she thinks Free Flick Fridays is a great idea.
“As a resident, I have difficulty finding fun on-campus events to attend on weekends, but Free Flick Fridays have solved that problem for me,” Henley said.
Each film showing is held on the last Friday of the month in the Main Lounge of the University Center.
The first official Free Flick Friday was held in January, when “Paranormal Activity 4” was shown before its official DVD release, according to Nilsen.
She said at each film screening, students have the chance to win two free AMC movie tickets and are provided with free popcorn. Students can vote for the next month’s movie at the close of each event.
This month’s Free Flick Friday is “Gangster Squad,” a 1940s-themed movie about a secret police force working to arrest mob king Mickey Cohen.
According to Nilsen, future Free Flick Fridays are planned for outdoors as the weather warms up.
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