Most Cobbers on campus are familiar with Campus Entertainment Commission through events such as “Beach Blanket Movie,” which brought “Toy Story 3” to campus on the first day of class this year. CEC events like this one have become popular in the Concordia bubble as a way to meet up with friends, eat free food and relax with a good movie.
CEC, however, is working to broaden the Concordia bubble by changing up movie nights on campus. Brienne Roullier, a senior and member of CEC, said the organization will give away two free movie tickets to the Safari theatre good for any film. Roullier said to keep your eyes peeled for more information in your CPO boxes. Paul Wraalstad, CEC advisor and director of student programming and facilities, said the commission has tried to put the movie ticket giveaway into action in previous years, but Marcus Theaters would not approve. After years of negotiation, Cobbers will be getting their free movies on the big screen.
Along with the movie nights and Safari tickets, CEC, in collaboration with the Department of Residence Life, brings students the Concordia Movie Channel.
This channel gives Cobbers popular new releases to watch in their dorm or apartment. With the recent movie nights offered to students, some may wonder if this makes going out to the theater necessary. Why pay to watch a movie when you and your friends can go out and be social at the campus-wide CEC events?
Josh Jans, a senior and member of CEC, says having movie nights is a way for students to save money.
“Movie nights gives students a fun and safe activity to look forward to,” he said. “And free popcorn!”
Junior Jake Kohl said the movie nights should be held less often to keep interest in these events high.
“The more movie nights we have, the less of other nights, such as comedians and dances, we would have,” he said.
Occasional movie nights are great events for students who want to expand their social life, but staying in the comfort of your own home can be appealing. Junior Rachel Webster says she likes to go out and be social at a movie night, “but I also like to be able to have down time in my own residence.”
Junior Alison Hall agrees. She said going to these events are fun, but she usually watches her own movies.
In addition to the campus movie nights and Concordia movie channel, CEC hosts a variety of events throughout the year, from grocery bingo, trivia night, and comedy night to battle of the bands.
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