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Jan. 27, 2009

Late-night movies begin at Iowa Memorial Union

The University of Iowa Campus Activities Board (CAB), in partnership with the University of Iowa Student Government, has started showing midnight movies on Fridays and Saturdays in the Iowa Memorial Union as an alcohol-free, late-night activity.

CAB is screening recent popular movies this semester that aren't available on DVD yet; admission is only $2. Movies are shown in the Bijou Theatre in the IMU.

CAB President Molly Golemo says the midnight movies are an inexpensive alternative for students who can't get off campus to theatres in Iowa City or Coralville, and gives them an alternative to going to downtown Iowa City bars on weekends.

"CAB is excited to be bringing pre-DVD release movies every week, so we hope the university and community will enjoy it as well." Golemo said.

CAB's first movie, "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" was shown on Friday, Jan. 23, and Saturday, Jan. 24. Upcoming movies include:

--"Changeling" Friday, Jan. 30, and Saturday, Jan. 31.
--"Role Models" Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14.
--"Quantum of Solace" Friday, Feb. 20, and Saturday, Feb. 21.

The UI plans to offer more alcohol-free alternatives through Late Night at Iowa, a $50,000 grant program where student groups can get funding for other late-night activities, such as concerts, comedy acts and other entertainment. See http://imu.uiowa.edu/osl/latenight for more information.

For a complete schedule of CAB events visit http://imu.uiowa.edu/cab; for a list of current events at the IMU visit http://imu.uiowa.edu/now/.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Molly Golemo, CAB, 319-353-5403, molly-golemo@uiowa.edu; UI Office of Student Life, 319-335-3059; George McCrory, University of Iowa News Services, 319-384-0012, george-mccrory@uiowa.edu