Campus Theatre shows Inauguration on big screen
LEWISBURG – Many Valley residents took advantage of their day off Monday to watch the presidential inauguration on the big screen. The Campus Theatre in Lewisburg featured a free showing of President Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony.
Jessica Paquin, Director of Outreach and Fundraising at the Campus Theatre, said she is very excited to give the public a chance to watch history unfold with surround sound. “It’s a historic event. It could be any president. These are the kinds of things that bring the community together and look really nice on a really big screen,” she said.
Four Midd-West High School students were glad they were given the day off in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so they could make the trip to downtown Lewisburg. Among them, Casey Bogar said, “It’s just a different way to see the inauguration. I wasn’t happy with either candidate, but I think he’ll have some good changes occur during this term.”
Her friend Ian Felker said, “I support President Obama. I’m not old enough to vote, but I’m glad to see he was reelected. I wanted to see this inauguration at the theater. It’s a special place.”
This is the first time the Campus Theatre has shown a presidential inauguration. Paquin said following the success of this event, they hope to offer more interesting programming like this in the future. (Codi Jade)