Hundreds of students gathered around the Bell Tower Monday evening to watch the award-nominated comedy, Girls Trip. Students filled every seat and covered the grass around the Bell Tower sprawled out on blankets, tapestries, and towels to watch the comedy projected on a large movie-theater sized inflatable screen set up in front of the Bell Tower. Red and blue flashing lights lit up the center of campus from the wireless over-the-ear headphones worn by moviegoers for a silent-outdoor-movie experience.
Those who attended enjoyed an authentic movie theater feel with all the cinema snacks imaginable: hotdogs, pretzels, nachos, ice-cream, movie-style candy bars, and of course, popcorn (in five different flavors)! Everything was free, and to top it off MCPB gave away blankets and stadium cushions as souvenirs to compliment the event.
Temple’s Main Campus Program Board, or MCPB, put on the “Outdoor Movie Night” as a way for students to relieve some stress before finals week with friends, free food, and some laughs.
MCPB prides itself in being “Temple University’s number one event planning student organization” and aims to provide students with free events for students to enjoy as a community. While this was the program’s last event of the semester they plan to have more like it in those to come.