Last updated on Feb 15, 2020
BY EMMA ROBINSON
The Wave radio station will host a Galentine’s Day event to celebrate female empowerment and friendship on Thursday, Feb. 13.
Originally inspired by the sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” Galentine’s Day is an annual tradition invented by the character Leslie Knope to celebrate ladies and enjoy decadent breakfast foods.
The event will be held in the End Zone, where two films, “10 Things I Hate About You” and “For a Good Time, Call” will be shown from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
“10 Things I Hate About You” was a comedy released in 1999 and follows the tale of twopolar opposite sisters in high school experiencing love for the first time. One of the sisters, however, is unknowingly with a boy who was paid to date her.
“For a Good Time, Call” was released in 2012 and shows the journey of two reluctant
roommates who become phone sex operators.
Everyone that comes to see the showings will receive complimentary popcorn and a
goodie bag. There will also be an ice cream bar and other snacks available for purchase.
Tickets for the event will be sold in Hillwood Commons Feb. 10 through Feb. 12, and are $5 for two people.
Tickets not purchased ahead of time will cost $5 per person upon entry. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the first movie will begin at 7:15 p.m.
In addition to providing a fun movie night before Valentine’s Day, students who run The
Wave intend to promote the campus radio station.
“[We want] to raise funds for the radio station and make students on campus more aware that [it] exists,” Samantha Uebel, senior broadcasting major and WCWP program director, said.
Uebel believes that if the event does well it can lead to more movie nights in the future.
“I hope the event is super successful,” she said. Anyone is welcome to attend the event, not just gals and “Parks and Recreation” fans.
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