The Venue cinema at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) is working with BGSU to re-open its doors to provide free showings exclusively to students.

Starting Tuesday 13 October, with a showing of ‘The Greatest Showman’, and running through until the end of November Tuneful Tuesdays, Throwback Thursdays and Big Screen Saturdays will bring the very best musicals, cult classics and blockbuster films from the last two years, to students.

The safe and socially distanced showings have been organised in partnership between the Venue and Bishop Grosseteste University Students’ Union. The key goal of the showings, as SU President Erin Bell explains, is to ensure that students still have a range of social opportunities, despite the limitations imposed by COVID-19:

"During this unusual time in our students lives it's very easy to feel isolated and alone, especially in on-campus accommodation. We wanted to find an activity that our students could attend regularly which would provide them with a memorable and fun social experience, and what would be better than a free trip to the cinema? We'd like to thank BGU and the team at The Venue for making this a reality and helping us provide such an amazing service to all of our students"

Laura-Jane Lunt, Interim Commercial Manager at the Venue, shared the SU’s view adding:

“We are delighted to be working with BGSU to offer the students this exclusive cinema experience. Here at The Venue our aim is to make cinema accessible to everyone, in friendly and safe environment and to also nurture a passion for film. We want to offer a space where students can socialise with their bubble safely and enjoy a night at the cinema.”

Please note that seats must be booked in advance via the Venue website, no walk-ins or cash payments will be accepted.

In addition to the free showings students will be able to enjoy food and drink ‘table service’ direct to their seats along with two new pizza meal deals. Full details on the offers and how to order can be found on the Venue website.

To find out how you can become a part of our supportive learning community, visit our website, speak to a member of our Enquiries Team or join us on one of our Open Days.