With finals come the inescapable bouts of procrastination. Offering another excuse not to study is Double Dollar Feature Night, presented by the ASUCD Entertainment Council and Campus Cinema. The event will screen the films Across the Universe at 6:15 p.m. and Shaun of the Dead at 9 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the Freeborn ticket office or at the door for $1. There will be an intermission between the movies, and free refreshments will be provided.
In the face of upcoming exams, Campus Cinema intern Jennifer Dao said that the event could provide a much-needed break for overworked students – something that sophomore international relations and Italian major Theresa Martinez could agree with.
Everyone needs a study break – a way to just hang out with friends and watch a movie, Martinez said. It would be great to be able to get as many people to go as possible. I’ve seen Across the Universe before, and I really liked it.
Doors will be open during the event, so students will be able to walk in and out at their own leisure to catch either one of the films.
Golda Criddle, director of Campus Cinema, said that they chose the films Across the Universe and Shaun of the Dead because they thought both movies would appeal to a wide audience.
We try to appeal to as many crowds on campus as possible, Dao added. One’s an epic love story; the other is [about] zombies and gore.
Using modern renditions from the Beatles discography, Across the Universe tells the story of young love during the turbulent times of the ’60s.The Academy Award-nominated musical was directed by Julie Taymor and released in theaters in 2007. Shaun of the Dead, a zombie-themed romantic comedy starring British actor-comedian Simon Pegg,was directed by Edgar Wright and released in 2004.
Campus Cinema is a division of the Entertainment Council. Although no dates for future events have been set, Criddle said that they have been working to schedule more movie screenings for next quarter.
Double Dollar Feature Night will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at 194 Chemistry. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the Freeborn Hall ticket office or at the door. For more information, visit ec.ucdavis.edu or contact Campus Cinema at 752-2571.
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