Local movie theaters host movie nights

According to The Daily Barometer, free movie nights continue throughout spring term for Oregon State University students as the OSU Program Council and OSU Late Night programming work together to bring movie entertainment off campus and into local a Corvallis theater.

With a valid student ID, the AMC Corvallis 12 theater will hand out 100 movie vouchers to students on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, excluding holidays, for a movie of the student’s choice.

Zack Simmons, director of OSUPC, said OSUPC works in conjunction with OSU Late Night Programming to put on movie nights for a number of reasons.

“We’ve quickly realized that offering students the ability to see movies at local theaters in Corvallis for free is a student need and desire based off of attendance at these events,” Simmons said via email. “We think it’s not only a great way to get OSU students into the Corvallis community more, but also giving students an alternative event to do on a weekend night that has never really been offered before.”

According to OSUPC’s Facebook page, the ticket vouchers are handed out the night of the screening at the theater starting at 8:50 p.m. and are valid for a free movie that same night. Tickets will be distributed until the capacity is reached or until the start of the last showtime.

Simmons said that with the free movie night option, money is not a factor for OSU students and that seeing a movie at home is not as exciting as going to a theater.

“The concessions, the early release of movies, the big screen, and the large sound system really make a difference,” Simmons said via email. “I also think getting out of your home and going out to the movies with friends makes going to the movies a social event where memories are formed, something that OSU Program Council constantly strives for in our programming.”

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