Penn State York's 'Night at the Movies' to feature two free films April 15

Barbara Dennis
April 06, 2016

YORK, Pa. — It’s movie night at Penn State York, and the University Programming Board at the campus and the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center have joined forces to offer "Night at the Movies" beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 15. This special double feature begins with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at 7 p.m., followed by “Ride Along 2” at 9:30 p.m. There will be a 15-minute intermission between films, and concessions will be available in The Bistro. These movies are free and open to the public.

“Our University Programming Board has always done a drive-in movie each semester since 2012,” said Dan Puccio, associate director of Student Affairs at Penn State York. “This year, with how huge “Star Wars: The Force Awaken” has been, we decided to pull our drive-in inside to our Pullo Center theater so that our students and community members alike can re-live the magic of the movie on the big screen in the comfort of a theater setting,” he said.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” is the thrilling continuation of the epic space opera. Ex-stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega), scrappy desert dweller Rey (Daisy Ridley), and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). They soon embark on an epic adventure that brings them face-to-face with heroes from the past, as well as new villains, such as Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order, a fascist regime that has emerged from the ashes of the old empire. Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew and Anthony Daniels return to reprise their roles as, respectively, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca and C-3PO.

“Ride Along 2” is the sequel to “Ride Along,” and the friction continues between rookie cop Ben Barber (Kevin Hart) and his seasoned partner (and future brother-in-law) James Payton (Ice Cube). After discovering a mysterious flash drive during an arrest, the pair travels to Miami to hunt down a local drug lord with the help of a savvy detective (Olivia Munn).

“Our Pullo Center has also installed a new projection system, which will make the characters really come to life on the big screen,” said Puccio. “All are welcome, and we always enjoy giving the community an opportunity to be on campus and be part of all that is going on at Penn State York.”

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Last Updated April 07, 2016