Halloween Movie Marathon

Student Life Provides a Halloween-themed Event for Bridgewater College Students to Attend


Jordan Davis

Students surround a campfire watching Beetlejuice in the first half of the Halloween Movie Marathon at Bridgewater College.

Jordan Davis, Staff Writer

Bridgewater, Va. – On Oct. 31, CEAT presented a Halloween Movie Marathon on the Campus Mall showcasing Beetlejuice and IT

Students were prompted to attend this event by posters placed around campus, campus event emails and a flyer on the MyBC website.

Students came with their blankets and social distanced friends for this spooky night around a campfire. 

Makayla Johnson, junior computer science major, was one of the students in attendance of the Halloween movie night. 

“I decided to go to the Halloween movie night on campus because I still wanted to hang out with my friends on Halloween that did not involve a JMU party,” said Johnson. 

The movie marathon started with a check-in at 7:45 p.m. before the first movie was shown at 8 p.m. While checking in, students were required to wear masks, have a green checkmark on the LiveSafe app and maintain at least six feet apart for social distancing protocols. 

The first movie of the night was a 1988 classic Beetlejuice, directed by Tim Burton. The second movie, shown promptly after at 10 p.m., was the 2017 thriller IT, both which Johnson expressed her excitement for. 

“I thought the cutest part about the whole experience was that even though it was on a smaller screen than prior years, they implemented a campfire and free goodies,” said Johnson. 

CEAT organized themed food to go with the movie experience: Halloween popcorn bar for Beetlejuice and dirt cups for IT.

“I would definitely attend another movie night on campus,” said Johnson.