The Florida A&M University H. Manning Efferson Student Union & Activities, along with the Campus Activities Board (CAB) invited students to enjoy a complimentary movie screening on Tuesday.
Students filled the Grand Ballroom on FAMU’s campus in anticipation of Tyler Perry’s newest film, “Nobody’s Fool.”
Faculty, students and staff were all welcomed to enjoy the newest comedy by Perry. The event was established to promote the film, while allowing FAMU students and staff to enjoy a hearty laugh.
Movie stars Tiffany Haddish and Tika Sumpter, along with other actors and actresses, graced the two movie screens in the ballroom and left students laughing throughout.
According to the event’s official Eventbrite page, 500 spots were available and all spots were filled. Seating was available on a first come first serve basis.
Paramount Pictures paired with the CAB to introduce the film to the university before it premieres in theaters this Friday.
CAB President ZaKiah Miller-McFadden, 19, is a public relations student from West Palm Beach, Fla., and was on site and ready for a thrilling evening. Although coordinating and assembling an event can be difficult, Miller-McFadden rose to the occasion and had an enjoyable time organizing the screening.
“Our advisor sent me an email saying this company wanted to partner with us and throw a screening,” said Miller-McFadden. “I kept in contact with them and let them know we were ready to throw the screening, going to have a certain amount of people here to view it and that we wouldn’t disrespect their policies.”
The event didn’t have a budget, which gave chairperson Miller-McFadden free creative control, with details such as location and more.
Popcorn and beverages served as refreshments during the event. The concession line extended through the building. This didn’t deter students from having a good time, as they were excited about the comedy film and enjoyed having snacks available.
FAMU Senior Class President Dyesha McMcord attended the movie screening. McMcord, a health care management student from Sanford, Fla., was ready to watch one of her favorite actresses in a new comedic film.
“If the screening was going to be shown anywhere, why not FAMU? Why not show it to our students first,” said McMcord. “I love the fact that it’s free. We have the popcorn and the snacks.”