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.
UWin 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.