UPB hosts movie night

Upcoming events include film screening, murder mystery

Jack Heneghan, Staff Reporter

Coping with looming exams can be stressful, making many students want to just curl up with a nice movie. That’s exactly what the University Program Board (UPB) invited everyone to do on Friday, Nov. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. when they hosted the UPBreakfast Club at The Spot.

On its Facebook page, the event encouraged students to “get served breakfast while watching a timeless classic,” referring to the movie “The Breakfast Club.” The breakfast food was unlimited, featuring pancakes as well as various other breakfast classics. Students were encouraged to bring blankets and pillows to “cozy up.” As final exams approach, UPB hosted the event with the intent of trying to help students relax.

This isn’t UPB’s only stress relieving event this month, though. On Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., UPB will be hosting UPBlockbuster at the Linsalata Alumni Center, but this other movie-related event has a different spin on it. Instead of blankets, UPB—along with the Class Officer Collective and the Undergraduate Student Government—will be “rolling out the red carpet,” according to their informational page, and welcoming students dressed up as if to attend a movie premiere or dressed down like a night in for movies. At this event, UPB will be screening the movie “La La Land” and serving food exclusively catered by the Jolly Scholar.

For those who prefer books to movies, UPB is co-hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner with Cracking the Case Mystery Book Club. This event will take place at Guilford House on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. According to UPB’s website, the event will allow participants to “solve an old fashioned murder” with friends. The theme for the dinner is the Roaring ‘20s, and “takes place in an old-fashioned speakeasy” complete with gangsters and crooked policemen.

For the $5 ticket fee, murder mystery participants will sign up to be either a detective, who tries to solve the crime, or a normal attendee who will be given a role to play in the murder mystery and will still be able to guess who the murderer is in the end. To further the gangster theme, the event will be catered by restaurants in Little Italy. The proceeds for the event will go toward promoting children’s literacy in the Cleveland area, so attendees can enjoy the fun night while helping out the community.