Floyd Theater shows blockbusters, art films
Most weekends — and some weekdays — the Floyd Theater on the second floor of the Student Activities Center transforms into the local Cineplex.
A mix of blockbusters and art films are shown at the theater at bargain prices.
Students — any student with some type of student ID — or UofL faculty and staff with university IDs can watch films for $1.50. The general public can catch flicks for $3.
Concessions also are sold at low prices. Patrons can grab a popcorn, soda and candy bar for $2.
The films are brought to UofL by the film committee of the Student Activities Board. While they usually are second run, some may never have been shown in Louisville.
“Usually, we try to get movies that didn’t have much of a run in other theaters across the city,” said Franklin Neff, SAB film committee chair.
Neff said the theater is a student run effort — students help pick and promote the films that will play. The committee’s effort can lead to a wide range of films — from cult classics to blockbusters.
Some of the recent successes at the theater have been “Kick Ass,” about a comic book fan who decides to become a super hero, and “Howl,” a film about writer Alan Ginsberg, which starred Oscar-nominee James Franco, Neff said.
In March, the Floyd Theater will feature the films based on Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium-trilogy;” the French animated film “The Illusionist” and “Company Men,” starring Ben Affleck and Tommy Lee Jones.
Seating capacity is 228.
Stay up to date on films playing at the Floyd Theater via the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=24997685776 or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TheFloydTheater.
Films are also posted on the university calendar, accessible through the UofL home page under upcoming events.