Askew Student Life Cinema / Cinema
The Student Life Cinema Theater
FSU's Student Life Cinema (SLC) program is located in the heart of campus on Learning Way in the Askew Student Life Center, a satellite building of the Oglesby Union. The program is housed in a state-of-the-art movie theatre, with projection and a sound system professionally designed and often used by the FSU Film School. It features an 18' x 43' movie screen, stadium-style seating accommodating 380 guests, 35mm and high-end digital projection, and 5.1 Dolby Digital sound. The SLC also has prime seating available for guests in wheelchairs, and infrared headphones for the hearing impaired. Lobby amenities include movie theater concessions as well as an on-site coffee shop with reasonable “student” pricing.
Director David Gordon Green
Eddie Kaye Thomas
The SLC film program features movies up to six nights a week. Movies and events are scheduled by the Film Committee, a group of FSU students dedicated to selecting titles for the diverse tastes of the student body. The Film Committee brings every type of movie to the university community, with titles that range from Hollywood blockbusters to foreign, independent, and documentary favorites.
On average, 90,000 guests see a movie in the span of a year. Movies are free for FSU students with a valid FSUCard and only $5 for non-students. The SLC also hosts advance screenings, co-sponsored events, panel discussions, FSU Film School screenings, and Q & A sessions with special guest filmmakers and artists. Former guests have included documentary filmmakers, director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, The Agronomist), actor Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket), and producer Jan Harlan (The Shining). Most recently, the SLC hosted events with director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim Vs.The World), and actor/comedian Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation). In addition to filmmakers and faculty, other local experts often make an appearance to give a film introduction or lead a panel discussion on film-related themes or subject matter.
On the lighter side, other guest artists who recently visited the SLC with advance screenings include:
- Danny McBride and David Gordon Green (Your Highness) in 2011
- Jason Biggs and Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Reunion) in 2012
- Ice Cube and Will Packer (Ride Along) in 2013
- Kevin Hart and Will Packer (The Wedding Ringer) in 2014