By: Michael Pellham
Back to school means back to the grind of tests, homework and guzzling coffee to get it all done. Luckily the good people at SUB and Leach Theater have plenty of events lined up to help relax our minds from the stress of deadlines and due dates.
First off are the Friday movie nights hosted by SUB. These free films have often just been released to DVD, and some are even shown before they reach shelves in stores! SUB provides the movie theater staples such as popcorn, candy, and soda all free for students. The next movie SUB will present is the latest DC Superhero movie, Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, on September 8th at 8PM. Keep an eye out for posters around campus for the location. If you are unable to attend, no worries! As mentioned before SUB will be showing movies all semester such as Baywatch, It Comes at Night, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Visit the SUB page on Orgsync for the full calendar and schedule of movies. SUB does more than movies however, and will be announcing concerts, comedians, and other events as the semester continues.
Leach Theater is having their own movie nights as part of the annual Fall Film Festival. Their 650 seat theater will provide plenty of space as they show critically acclaimed dramas, documentaries, independent films, foreign films, classics, and more. Movies such as Moonlight and Toni Erdmann are in the lineup for this years festival. The Sci-Fi drama/thriller Arrival, starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, will be the next movie at Leach, and it will screen on Tuesday, September 5th at 7PM. All movies shown will be free for both students and the general public. The full schedule can be found on flyers around campus, or on the Leach Theater page on the MST website. Leach Theater is also host to multiple concerts from S&T’s own musical and vocal groups. Jazz Band, Orchestra, S&T Band, and Choir will all perform at Leach later in the semester. Come see live music from your fellow students by attending their concerts in November.
Performances from outside of MST will be brought in to Leach as well, such as the upcoming event Wahzhazhe: An Osage Ballet. The Osage Ballet will give a glimpse into the Osage Nation’s history through dance and music. This will be a memorable celebration of the people, culture, and traditions of one of the oldest remaining american societies. They will be performing on September 8th. Children’s tickets will be $30 and Adult tickets will be $35.
Whether you are looking for something free to do on a Friday evening, or trying to get into the local music scene, SUB and Leach Theater are the best places to start. There is a show or movie for everyone somewhere in Rolla and whether you prefer an action thriller or a jazz concert there is plenty to enjoy.