Students might remember the drive-in movie events held a couple years ago on the Boise State campus. The Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC) is bringing them back.
On Saturday night Oct. 5, Boise State students can enjoy a “throwback movie” on top of the Lincoln Parking Garage. A large, blowup screen will play “The Goonies” for students sitting in their cars or sitting in chairs.
Senior Nikki Hanson is the acting lead for the event and serves as a programming assistant for SILC. She is a also a communication major. Hanson described incentives for students to attend the event.
“It seems like a really great time of year to have a drive-in movie—the weather’s a little colder. Cozy up, have a hot chocolate, get your blankets. How often do you have the opportunity to attend a drive-in movie?” Hanson said.
Alex Nunes, also a programming assistant for SILC and communication major at Boise State, sees the event as bringing students together.
“We’re putting on this event to basically facilitate and create the opportunity for students to get together and meet other people(to) establish relationships and build connections with students,” Nunes said.
It also presents an opportunity to bring together students who already know each other. According to Hanson, the event is great for a “date night” and allows friends to get together.
Both Hanson and Nunes expressed their enthusiasm over the movie choice.
“We’re really excited about the ‘throwback’ movie. We’re hoping that (it) pulls a larger crowd because it’s something that a lot of students can relate to because we’ve grown up with ‘The Goonies,’” Hanson said.
Hanson expressed that SILC hopes to continue hosting drive-in movie events in the future.
“We’re bringing it back this year because it is something that we want to make a tradition in the Boise area because there is no opportunity for drive-in movies (in the area),” Hanson said.
Ultimately, the point of the event is to provide a unique atmosphere, bring Boise State students together and hopefully provide a fun environment.
“Everybody’s welcome,” Nunes said. “We really want everybody to go and enjoy themselves.”
The first 50 students who arrive will get a free soft pretzel. After that, free concessions for students will consist of popcorn, candy, soda and water. Students are encouraged to bring blankets, jackets and flashlights. Those not bringing a vehicle are encouraged to bring chairs. Alcohol is not permitted.
The movie begins at 7 p.m. For more information, check out the event description on the Boise State SILC Facebook page.