A slice of tinsel town made its way to the Whitby campus, students experienced a classic drive-in movie night. Moviegoers relaxed in the comfort of their own cars and lawn chairs as they soaked in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
The movie was free for Durham College students and their guests. The event was similar to movie on the lawn at the Oshawa campus where students bring their blankets and lawn chairs. The idea of the drive-in was to give students the option to stay warm in their cars because it’s later in the season.
“We just wanted to provide something that was interesting, and fun, and free for our students in Whitby,” said Krista Liscsi, student development coordinator for DC.
About 60 cars showed up on September 25th to enjoy the movie and the food provided by the Heritage Catering food truck. Students could select from a special menu for the night that included bacon poutine, coconut shrimp, and movie classics like hot dogs and popcorn.
Students were enthusiastic about the choice in movie.
“I’m super pumped,” said Sam Miller, an Animal Care student.
Her friend cut in, “I’m more excited than you are and I’ve already seen it,” said Katie Giffort, another Animal Care student.
DC Crew students get to choose what movie plays. Open Air Projections, the company that sets up the screen, provides a list of possible movies and the DC Crew was allowed to vote. Originally Captain America: The Winter Soldier was the first decision for the movie on the lawn event in Oshawa but it wasn’t released in time. Instead the Whitby campus was the one to show the original top voted movie.
According to Lisci, the SA will be the ones planning more events like this for the Whitby campus.