Friday and Saturday night at the Varsity Theatre, Marquette Student Government will be showing "Talladega Nights." Finally, a movie students will go see.
Unfortunately it plays at a time most students already have plans. MUSG should play movies at the Varsity during the week.
Students already have enough they can do on the weekends with concerts at the Rave, athletics games, the Annex, the occasional party – or if they're really desperate, Late Night Marquette.
But on school nights, entertainment often takes a back seat to cramming for an exam, last-minute paper writing or logging hours at that minimum-wage campus job.
After a long day of class, study, work and activities students often want to veg out. Not that students will always have time during the week to do so, but when they do, it'd be nice to have some more options.
MTV airs too many reruns, and even "SportsCenter" gets old after the eighth viewing. So, many would jump at the chance to watch a movie. Without a Blockbuster on campus anymore, the options for those without a car are minimal: choose from the scant selection of DVD rentals in the Brooks Lounge, lose over an hour riding the bus to Mayfair Mall, or figure out how to get to the East Pointe Blockbuster.
These adventures fit best within the weekend hours, when more students have large chunks of time to devote to leisure activities.
Busy, exhausted students want to be able to fall out their door. They may not have three hours to go to a megaplex, but walking across the street for a 90-minute study break is doable for almost anyone.
Plus, there's no comparison in price. Aided by the Student Activity Fee that all undergraduates must pay, tickets to the Varsity movies are only $2, versus almost $9 at a bigger theater.
Movies at the Varsity can make great use of the Student Activity Fee, but only if utilized by a good deal of those students funding them. Because options for fun during the week are few, MUSG should explore weekday activities like movies at the Varsity.