The ‘Dark Knight’ Raises a crowd at FLIX the student run cinema in Loughborough
FLIX, The student run cinema based in the Cope Auditorium off Epinal Way in Loughborough is celebrating after a sell out crowd gathered to watch their two screenings of superhero epic ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ starring Christian Bale as the caped crusader Batman.
Over 300 people attended the two screenings of the Chris Nolan directed epic which serves as the finale for his trilogy of Dark Knight Films. The production has so far grossed over $1 billion during its initial theatrical release and was a welcome addition to the roster of blockbusters and international films that FLIX offers its patrons on a bi-weekly basis.
Amongst the attendees were members of the university’s society’s federation including president Sophie Sanders who assisted the team in selling tickets and confectionary to the crowds. She said ‘FLIX gave me an insight into the true workings of a professional cinema. The committee and their helpers ran like clockwork even under the pressure of people queuing outside to come and watch the film!’ The screenings are not just open to students and members of the FLIX society, members of the public are welcomed every week to view films on the 28ft screen – the biggest useable film screen in the town.
The Societies and federations president continued to praise the FLIX team saying ‘I must congratulate everyone involved as they worked extremely hard for the pleasure of the viewing audience and I hope they are giving themselves a well-deserved pat on the back for all their selfless hard work’ The FLIX team are now busy working towards future screenings which include ‘Ted’, ‘The Bourne Legacy’ and ‘Brave’ in the upcoming months as well as other social events which hope to draw more people’s attention to the cinema as a place anyone can spend an enjoyable and inexpensive evening out. Entrance to the cinema is just £1.50 for FLIX members, Platinum card holders and £3 to everyone else on Sundays, with free screenings of international films on Thursdays. More details can be found on the FLIX website www.flix.org.uk or on the FLIX Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/FlixCinema