‘Finding Dory’ to kick off outdoor movie screenings

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Students with ID get in free.

By Bismarck D. Andino


The first outdoor movie night of the semester will feature the family-oriented film “Finding Dory” at 8 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Loftin Student Center mall area.

“Finding Dory” is the story of a friendly but forgetful blue tang fish that begins a journey in the search for her long-lost parents.

From the creators of Disney Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” is described in promotional material as an epic undersea adventure filled with imagination, humor and heart.

Dory, the forgetful blue tang, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, remembers she has a family who may be looking for her and she and pals Marlin and Nemo try to find them with help from an octopus, a beluga whale and a whale shark.

The movie was released June 17 by Walt Disney Pictures, and according to Variety, it had made more than $900 million in box office sales by Aug. 16.

This is the fourth Disney release to pass the threshold this year, the third-highest grossing Pixar release of all time after “Toy Story 3” at $1.06 billion, and the 2003 prequel “Finding Nemo” at $936 million, according to Variety.

The event is free for students with a valid SAC ID, and $1 for non-students. The public is welcome.

Upon arrival, wristbands will be issued.

Carrie Hernandez, senior specialist-student success in the office of student life, said wristbands will keep track of attendance to report to Swank Motion Pictures, which has licensed the movie for a public showing.

“We paid $1,058 just to show the movie, not including the screen rental,” she said.

The office of student life is renting an inflatable screen for $250, but she did not know the size.

The Campus Activity Board is in charge of choosing the movies throughout the semester and selects movies that suit a wide audience, she said.

“We choose movies that are family-friendly,” Hernandez said.

Hernandez encourages the audience to wear their favorite “Dory” T-shirt and to bring their own lawn chair and blankets.

Michael Rico, member of Campus Activities Board, said his club will sell nachos, chips, popcorn and sodas for $1.

Viewers area also welcome to bring their own snacks.

The next movie showing will be on Oct. 14 during SACtacular, featuring “The Secret Life of Pets.”

Hernandez urges guests to sit back, relax, and enjoy the movies this semester.


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