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Movie Theater Pre-Show

Almost everyone loves to go to the movies; it’s a fun night that can be relatively cheap (depending on where you go) and it requires very little effort on your part. You go, you grab yourself a snack, and you sit and enjoy the movie. And then you do the same thing the next time, and the time after that, and so on. As fun and exciting as going to the movies can be, it can get a little monotonous, can’t it? Sure, you usually see a different movie each time but unless you’re going to see a movie you are really excited for, it kind of seems like the same old thing each time. But, what if there was something new and exciting each time you went to the movies, something you couldn’t predict? That’s where pre-shows come in.

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“On opening weekend for the new Beauty and the Beast movie, they had Disney princesses galore taking photos with everyone. They also had a pre-show that was all about helping the Beast change back into a human.” Photo from: http://www.southwesttimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Radford-Theatre-Marquee-web.jpg

Pre-shows are usually only done by smaller movie theaters, but they are typically live performances for a movie’s opening weekend. The pre-show can consist of anything; some theaters bring in magicians or comedians, some have sing-alongs, and some people dress like the characters from the movie and do photo shoots. It can be anything. For example, the Radford Theater on Main Street, for most of the popular movies that come out, does several of those things for their pre-show performances. On opening weekend for the new Beauty and the Beast movie, they had Disney princesses galore taking photos with everyone. They also had a pre-show that was all about helping the Beast change back into a human that involved a magician, a Frozen sing-along, and even a sword swallower.

Pre-shows put a new level of excitement into going to the movies. You can get more involved and your night out becomes much more of an experience. You get something out of it that you wouldn’t get from just buying the DVD later on. It’s kind of like dinner and a show, in a way. So, really, why not have the pre-show and why not enjoy the pre-show? Most places don’t charge extra on those nights, and if you go somewhere like the Radford Theater then it’s only about five or six dollars. More theaters should do pre-shows, and we should thank the ones that already do them.

R-SPACE’s Event Featured Three Escape Rooms and a Magician

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R-SPACE’s event, held Friday, February 5, featured three escape rooms and a magician.

Around 250 students appeared at the event. The spots for the escape room, which held room for 10 students every 10 minutes, were filled within 15 minutes of the event. R-SPACE’s late-night coordinator Richard Delehanty recalls, “Some students waited an hour before the event, simply to get a spot in the escape rooms.”

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“R-SPACE’s event, held Friday, February 5, featured three escape rooms and a magician.” Photo from: www.facebook.com/radspace/photos

The magician, Brian Miller, pulled in a crowd of 130 students. Both his magic and musical performance gained unwavering attention from all who watched. Some students remember not wanting to leave their seats to journey upstairs to the escape rooms.

Following the musical-magician show, the students who weren’t participating in the escape rooms played bingo. Six prizes—headphones, a Bluetooth speaker, a Keurig, a longboard, a portable DVD player, and a printer—were given away to the round winner.

R-SPACE has two more late-night events planned this semester: a casino night and an end-of-the-year bash. Show up, eat food, and win stuff!

Radcentric: Ryan Waide’s magic show

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Magician Ryan Waide comes on the show to talk about his magic prowess. Now although he wouldn’t call himself a professional magician, Waide has performed for many benefits (getting paid I might add) and has a wonderful extension of knowledge about his craft. A very funny interview that you should give a listen. Continue reading Radcentric: Ryan Waide’s magic show