Campus Life offers free movie

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    By Tracy Voncannon

    Students will have the chance to watch “The Wizard of Oz” for free this Friday night, July 9, compliments of BYU Campus Life.

    Erin Simkins, a volunteer with the events management team at Campus Life, said the outdoor theater is a great chance for students to get out.

    “We want to give students something to do by providing good activities and at the same time get students up on campus,” Simkins said.

    The events management team chose to show “The Wizard of Oz” since it was a classic movie that most people are familiar with. It will also provide the theme for the main events before the movie.

    “It has a fun theme to work with,” said Ashley Chapman, an event specialist with Campus Life. “Watching ”The Wizard of Oz” creates a nice background for the activities before the movie.”

    Events before the movie will include a costume contest, a best impression contest and trivia games-all based on the characters and plot of “The Wizard of Oz”.

    All contests will include prizes for those that win, as well as for those that simply participate.

    “The Wizard of Oz” is the first outdoor movie that Campus Life has shown this summer, although they did show “Pride and Prejudice – a Latter day Comedy”, back in May in the Varsity Theater.

    The Wizard of Oz is the only outdoor movie Campus Life will sponsor this summer, although Saints and Soldiers will be shown on July 28 and July 30 in the Varsity Theater. The movie will be free, although students will need tickets to be allowed in.

    Rebecca Ward, a junior from Indio, Calif., majoring in psychology said she likes the idea of a free movie night.

    “I think it”s a great idea that BYU puts on a free movie night for students,” Ward said. “It”s not always easy finding free things to do on a Friday night, so I am going to jump on the opportunity.”

    The movie will begin at dusk on the lawn of the Spencer W. Kimball quad. Students are invited to bring any kind of accommodations needed for watching the movie, including blankets and lawn chairs.

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