Films — For Free
By Kristopher Carrasco
Why waste money on a first date at the Cinemark when you can bring that special someone you want to impress to your very own campus for a movie going experience for free? (with a student ID)
ASI Beach Pride hosts Movies on the House twice a month, with a different movie every month, and features some of Hollywood’s biggest films such as CoCo, Christopher Robin and Crazy Rich Asians.
Even if your date doesn’t have an ID, ASI only charges $5 a head (cash only) and even offers concessions such as a variety of candy, popcorn and sodas.
If the movie you’re trying to see is popular, Rsuzel Rubio recommends coming early because it does get packed and seats can sell out.
“We had to turn a lot of people away for Coco, unfortunately, Moana too and most recently this semester Incredibles 2,” He said.
“The Beach Auditorium holds about 220 students and we had to turn away about 60 to 70 people. We used to charge students per ticket and $5 for concessions, but now its free. We used to get like 30 to 40 people and now we get about 100 people per screening.
This semester, ASI has hosted two pre screenings, First Man and A Star is Born. Other films featured this semester include Ocean’s 8, Incredibles 2 and Ant-Man & the Wasp.
There’s even opportunities for students to win movie posters through live drawings at the event.
Movies on the House is always held on back to back Wednesdays and Thursdays with two viewings each day, one at 6 p.m. and another at 9 p.m.
This means that even if you only go come to campus twice out of the week you’ll still have an opportunity to catch that movie that you’ve been wanting to see but aren’t sure if it’s worth the investment.