There’s no need to drive far for free entertainment on Friday night. Northwestern’s Student Activities Council is hosting its first drive-in movie night on Sept. 11 at 10 p.m.
Located in the VPH parking lot, between the cafeteria and Conoco gas station, “this movie night could be the most fun you will have all week,” senior Amy Holechek, SAC assistant director, said.
“Top Gun,” featuring Tom Hanks Cruise, Val Kilmer and Kelly McGillis, will be the movie playing. The movie is about a maverick fighter pilot, played by Cruise, who aspires to become the top fighter pilot at the prestigious naval training school he attends. A love interest between him and his female instructor weaves some romance into the story.
Holechek said the movie choice was based on overall appeal. “We wanted something everyone could enjoy, and let’s face it, “Top Gun” is great!” Holecheck said.
Junior Wes Garcia, a member of the SAC, said, “This action-packed, romantic drama is a movie we hope everyone will enjoy.”
“We want everyone to come out and enjoy a night with friends while watching a great movie,” Holechek said. “Envision this: a huge screen and giant speakers. You and your friends piled into the car, truck or just sitting on a blanket in the parking lot full of NWC students. The moon is bright and the stars are shining. This will be the best Friday night.”
In the case of rain, the movie will be moved to Saturday, Sept. 12 at the same time and place.