Commuter Student Association to Host Drive-In, On-Campus Movie

by Ann Siock | Staff Writer

SCRANTON — The Commuter Student Association (CSA) will once again turn Reddington Lot into a private drive-in movie theater for Royals this Friday.

The event started after CSA’s idea to rent out a block at a local drive-in for Scranton students was rejected because it was considered a field trip, though CSA was not providing transportation to the theater, according to Mollie Boyd, president of CSA.

“I know because of COVID restrictions, some clubs have kind of been stunted. But for CSA, it’s really helped our creativity,” Boyd said. “If it wasn’t for all of the COVID restrictions we never would have thought to do a drive-in movie on campus. We would have done the same programming we’ve always done.”

The event is slated to start at 9 p.m., but students are advised to arrive at Reddington’s parking lot at 8:30 p.m. to get settled.

Event participants will be treated to a screening of Disney/Pixar’s 2007 film Ratatouille.The movie follows Remy, a Parisian rat with a love of cooking, who makes an alliance with a novice chef at a local restaurant.

Snacks will be available for attendees, and CSA masks will be given out as participants arrive.

Cars are not needed to attend, though CSA does recommend bringing either a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on.

Anyone interested in attending the event is advised to pre-register on Royal Sync. This will help the club keep track of attendees as well as offer a closer look at the COVID-19 policies in place for this event in tandem with The University’s Royals Safe Together Plan.

To pre-register, visit CSA’s RoyalSync page or Instagram page for the link.

Those attending should download the Listen Everywhere app, as audio will be streamed directly to participants’ phones.

This event is part of a paired event later in the semester. Attendees of both events will receive a CSA baseball cap. The other event, called Restaurant Fest, will take place later in May.