Sewanee Union Theatre
The Sewanee Union Theatre (lovingly known as just the "SUT") is a centerpiece of the campus community, offering recent Hollywood hits Thursdays - Sundays as well as foreign films on Tuesdays ("Cinemalympics") and classic films on Wednesdays, sponsored by the campus Cinema Guild.
Located in the back of Thompson Union, on South Carolina Ave., just off University Ave, the SUT is one of the oldest theatres in the south, having been showing films since the late 1920s. However, the SUT boasts the latest in digital projection, giving the audience a high-def, thoroughly modern picture.
Students, faculty, staff, community members, visitors from across the country--even the world--enjoy its funky spaces, with super-squishy reclining chairs, awesome sound, and the largest screen from Tullahoma to Chattanooga.
Even in today's hyper-inflated entertainment market, the SUT has kept ticket prices super reasonable:
- $3 for children, youth, and students (up through college!)
- $4 for adult non-students
Moreover, concessions at the SUT won't make you take out another student loan: popcorn and drinks are only $1, and candy is either $1 or $2.
That means a date at the SUT can be $10 or less for two! At most other cinemas, $10 only buys one ticket for the evening show . . . if you're lucky . . .
And Tuesday's "Cinemalympics" and Wednesday's Cinema Guild films are free admission!
During the academic year, the SUT has the following schedule:
- Tuesdays, 7:30 "Cinemalympics" foreign film series
- Wednesdays, 7:30, Cinema Guild classic movie
- Thursday-Sunday, 7:30, regular feature film
The SUT is usually closed during longer University breaks, although the SUT does show films during the summer on an abbreviated schedule.
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