“Zoolander 2” splashes its way to Eastern

Janet Pernell, Multicultural Reporter

Students can grab their pool noodles and popcorn to see “Zoolander 2” in the Ray Padovan Pool of the Lantz Arena Complex.

The event, called “Flick and Float,” starts at 7 p.m. Saturday and is open to the public.

This is not the first time the University Board has had movie screenings in the pool, and organizers of the party are expecting a high turnout. Hillary Fuller, the UB’s movie coordinator, said she normally puts movies in a theater-like setting.

However, this time she wanted to change things up by showing “Zoolander 2” in the pool.

“What I think (students) are going to get out of it is something different,” Fuller said.

Students are welcome to bring their pool toys and floatation devices to the event.

“This is actually a way for you to socialize during a movie,” Fuller said. “No one is going to shush you, because it’s supposed to be a pool party at the same time.”

Sara Triplett, graduate assistant for the Student Life Office, said the pool party gives people a chance to meet new friends.

“I think it brings an opportunity for people to know each other, to meet new people,” she said. “It’s something different than just going home or out on the weekend.”

Fuller’s goal is for students to have a good time at the party.

“I just want it to be fun,” Fuller said. “I want people to be excited about University Board and excited about the University Board movies.”

Triplett’s goals for the event are similar. She wants the guests to be safe and have fun as well, since they are in a pool.

“I hope a lot of people come out and enjoy it,” Triplett said. “I hope a lot of people like the movie, and I hope everything goes successfully and safely, because it’s the pool and you never know what can happen.”

Triplett said all in all, she thinks the experience is going to be a positive one, and Fuller said she wants students to make good memories.

Janet Pernell can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]