With midterms a few weeks away, the Student Program Board and Student Video Network have a series of events planned for students to ease the woes.
Tuesday evening, SPB and SVN co-hosted a showing of “The Hunger Games” in Lynn Eusan Park, marking the beginning of SVN’s outdoor movie festival.
“(We put on this event) for students to have a good time watching a movie, and plus it’s ‘The Hunger Games,’ who doesn’t want to see it?” said SPB cinema and novelty chair Anjuli Tuck. “It’s an awesome movie, you get a chance to get free food, hang out with your friends, get some information about SVN and SPB and just come and have fun for tonight.”
Earlier this semester, SPB had more than 400 students attend its showing of “21 Jump Street” and have upcoming Halloween movie plans, with a showing of “Insidious” on Oct. 25 and “Operation” on Oct. 31 in the Cullen Performance Hall as part of UC OctoberFest.
Later this week, SVN will continue its outdoor movie festival with “Outsourced,” where students will also receive free henna tattoos before the film on Oct. 3, followed by “Cabin in the woods,” which will show Oct. 4 after a live performance by local UH band The Costigans from 7 to 7:30 p.m.
There will be additional incentives for students who come out to events by SVN.
“(In addition) there will also be a few free movie passes to a couple of films coming out later in the month; there is also going to be free promo items,” said SVN President Ali Iqbal. “One promo item that I know about is Ouija boards. If you ask the Ouija board a question, you get a Ouija board.”
Each SVN film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in Lynn Eusan Park.