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Movies on the Lawn

The tradition of Movies on the Lawn (MOTL) began in Fall 1991 when a student named Stacy Bruels suggested that the back wall of the Special Events Center be used to screen newly released films. Until 2009, a movie was shown every Wednesday at 9pm with popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, nachos, a variety of candy and other treats given out to students.

Today, recently released movies are projected onto the Bookstore wall and played biweekly on Wednesday nights. Maintaining tradition, free popcorn and drinks are still distributed to the hundreds of movie goers that attend MOTL.

All movies are shown on the Bookstore lawn at 9 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, an alternate location will be announced the day of the movie.

Students watching movies on the lawn



Upcoming events:

Movies on the Lawn is now virtual! For this virtual setting, we have changed the name temporarily to VIP Access, because now the students will get exclusive access to movies that have not yet been released on Netflix or Hulu. To learn more about upcoming VIP Access events, visit our Virtual Events tab or click here: https://www.usf.edu/student-affairs/involvement/our-events/virtualevents1.aspx.