Family sits at the New Student Center

Several families sit and watch the screen at the New Student Center on ECU's campus.

The Main Campus Student Center (MCSC) lawn near Joyner Library on Tenth Street will be hosting a free movie night series on the large 24-by-42-foot digital screen for and is open for the public to participate in.

According to a press release from ECU News Services, the first in the Summer on the Lawn series movie to premiere will be “Monsters Inc.” on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Additional showings include “Trolls” on June 22, “Mary Poppins Returns” on June 29, and “The Secret Life of Pets” on July 13.

Student Involvement and Leadership is hosting the series, according to Erik Kneubuehl in the press release, the associate vice chancellor of Student Involvement and Leadership.

“ECU is looking forward to providing a new event and sharing the student center with the greater Greenville community,” Kneubuehl said in the statement.

Kneubuehl and other directors of Campus Recreation and Wellness, Student Activities and Organizations, Greek Life, Intercultural Affairs and Student Affairs had the idea to offer programming for the community by using the Student Center and its Pirate Vision screen.

“As Greenville and Uptown continues to grow, we wanted to complement the adult food and entertainment choices with an affordable, family-friendly option,” Kneubuehl said.

Movies will be shown whether in rain or in shine, umbrellas, lawn chairs, and food welcome. Pets must be leashed, and alcohol is prohibited. Visitors can park in the parking deck facing tenth street for $1 an hour which is next to the center.

“A student center is considered the living room of the campus,” Kneubuehl said. “The new student center is Pirate Nation’s new home and that nation includes the greater ECU community.”

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