The Karate Kid (2009) will be shown for free from 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Friday in Cullen Auditorium. Students get in for free, general admission is $1 and the concessions are a steal.
Free movie nights on various Fridays during the semester have become a staple of the ACU college experience. Previous movies include The Dark Knight and Ferris Buller’s Day Off.
The Campus Activities Board puts on these monthly events, the group is also responsible for the Sadie Hawkins and Casanova weeks later in the year.
Steve Rizzotto, senior business and marketing major from Sugarland and a CAB intern, said the CAB tries to choose movies that haven’t been released on DVD yet.Â The CAB aims to generate a sense of community among ACU students through activities like the free movie nights.
“A lot of people go out, which is great and all, but this is something that can bring them back to the campus and get them involved with the rest of the student body,” said Rizzotto. “We want students to have something to do, a way to get involved and get to know other students.”
Tom Prince, senior computer science major from Round Rock, has enjoyed going to Cullen for the free movies since his freshman year.
“The first time I went to one of these, I wasn’t in a good place emotionally and going to the movie with some of my friends was just a really uplifting experience,” said Prince.
“It is a great way to just get together with a group of friends and watch a movie on Friday nights. You really feel connected to the ACU community.”