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Campus cinema offers hybrid viewing, launches new website

Peter Smedley/NW VACANT CINEMA— Jamrich 1100 has often been the auditorium used for movie showings by Campus cinema. The group still uses the room for the hybrid viewing format.

As the winter 2021 semester came to NMU, so did some new changes to the Campus Cinema Club. With a new website and a new online viewing experience, Campus Cinema is bringing the movie theatre to you.

The highlight of these new additions is the option of virtually streaming the movies right from the comfort of a dorm, apartment or house. In-person movie screenings presented by the club will still be shown in  Jamrich Hall 1100. According to Luke Tschumperlin, Campus Cinema President. There has been a boost in registration for its showings that they believe is a direct result of the virtual option.

 “We will probably continue to offer that option in the future to accommodate all students,” Tschumperlin said. 

Adding the virtual streaming element to Campus Cinema was due in part to the pandemic response. In the fall the club only allowed for in-person viewing and charged a small fee to allow the public community to watch the movies and utilized the Shoreline Theatre near the Superior Dome, said Julia Santa Maria, staff advisor for the club. Once the weather became colder and Covid-19 wore on, things started to look a little different in terms of following the pandemic guidelines and orders. 

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“This semester we are only able to offer movies to students, faculty and staff due to the guest restrictions in place for university buildings,” Santa Maria said.

Students and staff can find the listings for films presented by Campus Cinema by searching their names on the Hub, NMU’s community platform. On their page, the movie listings can be found as well as the viewing options for in-person only or virtual streaming. An RSVP will guarantee reminder notifications for the event.

If virtually attending the event, the movie will be available through the streaming link for 48 hours beginning when the movie starts for the in-person crowd. For on-campus residents, the link will take you directly to the movie. off-campus students must sign in to their NMU account for a quick verification in order to view the movie.

“We wanted to be able to offer an opportunity for students who don’t feel comfortable viewing a movie in-person,” Santa Maria said. 

There has been a significant increase in overall attendance. Campus Cinema still wants to provide the resources of on-campus programming even with the ongoing pandemic, said Santa Maria. 

“I am just a huge movie fan,” Tschumperlin said. “My favorite part about it would have to be meeting other movie fanatics and talking about all the new movies coming out.”

Students can join Campus Cinema Club by using the Hub. Simply request to join on the Hub app or website to get access to the meeting times and links via Zoom.

Members of the club are able to partake in everything from helping pick out the upcoming movies, run concessions at the showings and network with other ‘movie fanatics.’

“We would love to have new members join our Campus Cinema Crew,” Tschumperlin said. “Plus, if you are a good standing member at the end of the semester, you can pick out your own full-size movie poster.”

The Campus Cinema schedule for March includes “Wonder Woman 1984” on Saturday, March 6 (In-person only), “Croods: A New Age” on Saturday, March 20 (In-person and virtual streaming option) and a student picked a movie to top off the month on Saturday, March 27. 

Visit Campus Cinema Club, on their Hub page, on Instagram @nmucampuscinema or their website for more information and schedule listings. 

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