It is well-known that completing a college degree is almost essential in today’s economic environment. Although the traditional picture of college life is one of having fun, learning and making new friends; for many new college students it is difficult to adjust to college life and feel at home on campus Dramacool. In fact, according to American College Testing (ACT), twenty-five percent of students leave before their second year, and many students end up completing their degrees at another university.
Universities are turning to special events like outdoor movie nights, welcome back events in the fall, spring flings and other special events on campus to create a sense of community and help students feel more connected to the school and their fellow classmates.
A welcome event in the fall to greet new students and welcome back returning students is a great way for a college to start the year off right. New students are often nervous and looking forward to meeting new friends; and the first week of school is always busy and sometimes stressful. An outdoor movie event is the perfect way to get students together at the beginning of the year, enjoy the crisp fall weather and set the tone for the school year.
For winter events, or in case of inclement weather, an indoor cinematic experience can be easily set up. A gym or an auditorium can be quickly turned into a movie theatre with an inflatable movie screen. Inflatable movie screens can be set up and taken down all in one day; so the room will be available for normal use the next day.
Inflatable movie screens come in many sizes and can be set up anywhere; the quad, the parking lot or even an athletic field. An outdoor movie event is a fun way to get a great spring fling started. The latest blockbusters can even be shown before they are released on DVD. An outdoor movie event production company can guide your organization through the licensing process.
School clubs can also utilize an inflatable movie screen to promote a cause using a movie or documentary. The earth Day club might show a movie about the environment, a cultural club might show a film about a specific culture or event, or a political club might show a film or project election results onto a large inflatable screen.
Watching a movie as a group is a great way for college students to relax together and bond over common interests. Students who might not get the chance to socialize and make new friends in class might get that chance during a special event or movie night. Students who enjoy their college experience and make friends on campus are more likely to return to the school and, ultimately, complete their valuable degree there. The library is a place for people of all ages to gather, read and enjoy the company of other community members. It can be difficult at times to create excitement in the community about the library and what is has to offer, and to encourage new visitors. Libraries often seek ways to encourage community members to visit the library and read by hosting events and featuring reading programs where all of the patrons involved in the program read the same book or books, and sometimes get together after reading to discuss the book.
A fun twist on a traditional book club is to pair a reading program with an outdoor movie event. A book that has been adapted to film can be read and then all members can gather at the close of the program for a showing of the film. A discussion of the book and the film, and of the similarities and differences between the book and the movie will make an interesting end to the fun evening.
There are a variety of book to film projects coming up in 2012 and 2013. For children, The Lorax, Adventures of TinTin and 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea will make excellent choices for children’s reading groups and movie events. For adults, film adaptations of the popular books The girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Water for Elephants and the Hobbit will be coming out in the next year or two.
An event to celebrate an author’s birthday is another way to bring people into the library. For example, Dr. Seuss’s birthday could be celebrated by showing a film adaptation of one of his books, such as Horton Hears a Who or The Cat In the Hat.
Bookstores might also consider hosting an outdoor movie event featuring a film adaptation of a popular book. The event will serve as a great marketing tactic for the bookstore, as it will draw in crowds and possibly even encourage sales of the book being shown in film version.