By Melanie J. Knox, Page Editor
This semester’s junior/senior movie will be Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Friday at the Century Theater at 9 p.m.
“Harry Potter has a lot more appeal because no one has ever seen it before, and that makes it more exciting,” said Brandon Carter, senior integrated marketing communications major and senior class president from Mounds, Okla.
The junior and senior class officers reserved the largest theater for ACU students, and Century is adding extra shows to accommodate, a slight change from last year when one ticket seller for Century sold 10 or 11 tickets to other people for the same show ACU was going to and some ended up without seats. The theater accommodated those people and this year is making sure ACU has their own show.
“It’s a guaranteed sell-out for them, and they love it,” Carter said.
This activity cost about $2,000 split between the two classes. Last year the senior class presented two movies, Oceans 11 in the fall and Spiderman in the spring.
“It’s really too expensive for one class to do,” Carter said. “Trying to get 200 or more seniors out for a movie is feasible but not likely. This is something people from each class wanted to do, and it’s a good time for them to get together and have fun.”
Though the movie was costly, especially considering this year’s smaller budgets, Carter said that participation makes up for that, and that they have had nothing but positive reviews about the movie nights.
Tickets for Harry Potter will be passed out on Friday after Chapel.
“Do not skip Chapel to get your tickets,” Carter said. “There are plenty of tickets and if you come over after Chapel, you will be fine.”
Carter said that one of the reasons he was such a proponent of the movie nights is that the movie is something people would consider doing anyway, but now can do for free with people they know and are familiar with.
“It’s also an easy date for juniors and seniors,” he added. “I hope this is the beginning of a tradition, since this is the third semester it will be done. We found something the students enjoy, it’s visible, and a great chance to relax.”