By Heidi Zemach-
Seward High School’s National Honor Society and the high school theater program will present its second movie showing, The Croods, Thursday May 1st at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The first movie night, April 17th, featuring Disney’s animated hit, Frozen. It was a great success, according to auditorium tech Mark Teckenbrock. Seventy-three children and their parents attended—putting the two groups just $10 below their goal of $375 to cover the year-long license to show movies. He did not know how much additional money was raised through concession sales.
Thursday night’s money will benefit the Seward Animal Shelter and SHS Theater.
The money raised in future showings will allow the groups to raise funds for theater sets, theater repairs and renovations, and various other honor-society causes. The idea is to fill a void in the now theater-less community following the Liberty Theater’s closure this winter. Unfortunately, the movie showings will take a hiatus when school gets out, and return only when classes resume in late August/early September.
Once licensure fees are met, the school groups are not legally allowed to charge a set fee according to the license agreement, so attendees will be allowed to pay a “suggested donation,” or whatever they can.
In case you’re wondering about why the movies so far are geared primarily for the younger set—well the school groups are following the content guidelines of Kenai Peninsula Borough Schools, so the films shown will probably only be those with G or PG ratings, Teckenbrock said.