Our campus has recently been blessed with a free movie program. Student organization Rollins Entertainment Programs (REP) has launched a weekly event that offers a chance for students to view recently-released movies such as Moana and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at no out-of-pocket cost.
This is great for multiple reasons. Students now have the chance to see movies that are either still in theaters or that that they may have missed during hectic weeks. Aditionally, since the films are screened on campus, students don’t have to pay money for an Uber or for gas.
REP also provides snacks. “We have some type of food every weekend for these movie nights, whether it’s popcorn, pizza, candy,” or another option, said Nikita Patel ’18, Director of Rollins Entertainment Programs.
This opportunity comes from Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. The website allows colleges to rent recently released movies for the viewing pleasure of the student body, as long as the DVDs are returned within the week.
The first two movies selected were popular box office hits, but noticeably tame. Patel assures students that this was not an intentional PG restriction. “There are 8 executive board members in REP and each week we pick a movie that each of us wants to show!” Some upcoming movies include Office Christmas Party and Passengers.
It seems that students are in for an expansion of their movie palates, which is never a bad thing. However, REP’s programs don’t end with film screenings. REP enthusiastically carries out multiple other opportunities for students on campus. On March 9, just in time for midterms, they “will be passing out goody bags filled with fun things and potentially handing out t-shirts,” shared Patel. Later in the month, on March 21, they will be hosting a Beach Bash outside of the Alfond Swimming Pool. Students can expect free food, giveaways, and Dippin’ Dots, which REP is most excited to provide.
If students wish to get more involved with REP, they are a very approachable group. Patel advises, “come to our rep events, talk to any one of our REP executive board members, and if you are really interested you can partake in our events by setting up, cleaning up, and helping us table at the campus center throughout the semester.”
For everyone who is interested in taking part in the fun of their events, follow Rollins Entertainment Programs on Instagram and Facebook to keep updated on their latest plans.