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Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl in "Rush"Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl star as Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda in the film “Rush,” the premiere offering of UWin Cinemas.

Campus cinema to support Lancer club baseball

It can be inconvenient to get to a movie theatre on weeknights when tickets are cheaper, so a UWindsor student is bringing a theatre to campus.

Michael-Anthony Ferrato, a master’s candidate in chemistry and a star catcher for the Lancer baseball team, 2013 Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association champions, said the proceeds will go to support the club, making it a true win-win project.

“By opening this theatre we are going to be able to provide a great experience to students on campus, while helping to support a club team dedicated to providing a great university experience to its members,” he said.

logo of UWin CinemasUWin Cinemas will debut Thursday, January 30, with a screening of Ron Howard’s sports drama Rush, at 7:30 p.m. in room 1120, Erie Hall.

Ferrato said the long-term goal is to offer screenings other nights of the week as well. A distribution deal includes access to a select number of movies that have recently finished theatrical runs but have not yet been released on DVD, as well as a large library of recent blockbusters and classics.

“We should get access to movies like the Wolf of Wall Street, the Hobbit and the Hunger Games: Catching Fire between mid-March and early April,” he said. “So if you did not get the chance to see them in main theatres, we have got you covered.”

Admission is $3 for UWindsor students and $5 to the general public. Ferrato credits support from the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance and the Student Life Enhancement Fund for making the project feasible.

Find more information about coming features and showtimes on the theatre’s Facebook page.