Whether you hit the box office too late, or just want a last minute culture fix, Arts & Life Editor Allyssia Alleyne helps you get the most out of life in the rush line
Pee before you go
A stranger may be a friend you haven’t met, but that doesn’t mean they plan on holding your place in line everytime you head to the bathroom.
Get there early
Rush lines work on a first-come-first-serve basis, so stumbling to the theatre five minutes before showtime probably isn’t the way to go.
Bring actual money
Debit cards, credit cards, bank drafts etc. aren’t accepted for rush line sales, so make sure you bring cash.
Pack a lunchbox
Hours of waiting will leave you bored, tired and hungry. Cure all of these symptoms by bringing some food along. Healthy snacks are fine, but a Big Mac and a Coke will also do the job.
Don’t go alone
Even a fully charged iPad will run out of juice eventually. Avoid premature boredom by bringing along a friend to crack jokes and gossip with when playing online Scrabble is no longer an option.
Keep your eyes peeled
Rush lines are perfect prowling grounds for those looking to get rid of tickets. Keep on the lookout for these people, but don’t go around accepting wooden nickles. Some sellers are more legit than others.
Don’t get your hopes up
All of the patience and boxed lunches in the world can’t help you if there are no extra seats to be filled. Oh, the cruelty of fate!
Stay in line
If you don’t get into one movie, sticking it could put you in the perfect position to call dibs on tickets to the next movie, even if you have to wait a while. It’s called strategy.
Big films on campus
Here’s a look at a few films you won’t want to miss:
Thursday, Sept. 8:
Restless, 9 p.m.
If you’re into: Quirky, adorable couples
Friday, Sept. 9:
Urbanized, 3 p.m.
If you’re into: Urban planning, cityscapes
Saturday, Sept. 10:
Melancholia, 6 p.m.
If you’re into: Science fiction, beautiful settings, being moved
Sunday, Sept. 11:
Martha Marcy May, 3 p.m.
If you’re into: cults, the Olsen twins (the star is their kid sis)
Monday, Sept. 12:
Ten Year, 9 p.m.
If you’re into: Reminiscing about high school, laughing
Tuesday, Sept. 13:
Like Crazy, 6 p.m.
If you’re into: British accents, award-winners, love stories
Wednesday, Sept. 14:
Americano, 3 p.m.
If you’re into: Travel, Salma Hayek, foreign languages
Thursday, Sept. 15:
Take Shelter, 6 p.m.
If you’re into: Family drama, visions of the apocolypse
Friday, Sept. 16:
Violet & Daisy, 9 p.m.
If you’re into: Girl power, ass-kicking
Saturday, Sept. 17:
Albert Nobbs, 9 p.m.
If you’re into: Period pieces, gender politics
Sunday, Sept. 18:
Cadillac People’s Choice Award Winner (TBA)