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    GSB votes to lease Varsity Theatre for $365,000

    Sounds like a novel idea, but wonder if the majority of ISU students are behind such an expenditure?

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    Re: GSB votes to lease Varsity Theatre for $365,000

    So what are they going to do with it? I've heard several options for it, but haven't ever heard anything concrete.



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    Re: GSB votes to lease Varsity Theatre for $365,000

    I wouldn't have been for them spending that much on it as a student, at the same time though if they weren't funding this lease it would be going to something I supported even less instead of not being spent and lowering tuition.


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    Re: GSB votes to lease Varsity Theatre for $365,000

    I really wish they'da let ISU students vote for this like the Rec thing. This is ridiculously stupid IMO.



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    Re: GSB votes to lease Varsity Theatre for $365,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    So what are they going to do with it? I've heard several options for it, but haven't ever heard anything concrete.
    They're going to renovate it and play second-run movies with low admission prices ($1) for ISU students, and low concession prices as well.


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    Re: GSB votes to lease Varsity Theatre for $365,000

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    I really wish they'da let ISU students vote for this like the Rec thing. This is ridiculously stupid IMO.
    The rec thing had to be voted on by students because it increased fees for students. I assume this money is being taken out of GSB's already allocated Budget. Since cost to the student aren't going up just being allocated GSB doesn't need a passing vote from the student body. They did do surveys on it a semester or two ago though.


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    Re: GSB votes to lease Varsity Theatre for $365,000

    Glad to hear they are doing this. Should be pretty sweet.



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    Re: GSB votes to lease Varsity Theatre for $365,000

    How much money does GSB budget each year? Why couldn't they just screen the movies in the MU? It just seems like a terrible idea to me.




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    Re: GSB votes to lease Varsity Theatre for $365,000

    awesome...

    loved going to see films there while in school...


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    Re: GSB votes to lease Varsity Theatre for $365,000

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    How much money does GSB budget each year? Why couldn't they just screen the movies in the MU? It just seems like a terrible idea to me.
    If they run it like a legitimate theater though, and not a SubFilms type thing, maybe they think they can make money off of it. Look how many students already go out to the mall for the cheap movies.



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    Re: GSB votes to lease Varsity Theatre for $365,000

    Ahhhh, that's cute. The student body government acting just like the grown-up government and wasting all the money given to them by their constituents.



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    Re: GSB votes to lease Varsity Theatre for $365,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    awesome...

    loved going to see films there while in school...
    Yeah, same here. The best time I had there was when they had Spaceballs on the big screen a few years back. I love that movie!



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    Re: GSB votes to lease Varsity Theatre for $365,000

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    If they run it like a legitimate theater though, and not a SubFilms type thing, maybe they think they can make money off of it.
    They're projecting operating losses of $60,000 per year.



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    Re: GSB votes to lease Varsity Theatre for $365,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    They're projecting operating losses of $60,000 per year.
    never mind then. Are they dropping the MU movies/Free Friday Flicks then? If they eliminate the money given to those programs maybe it evens out more?



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    Re: GSB votes to lease Varsity Theatre for $365,000

    Quote Originally Posted by jtdoyle1 View Post
    Ahhhh, that's cute. The student body government acting just like the grown-up government and wasting all the money given to them by their constituents.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    They're projecting operating losses of $60,000 per year.
    Haha, you gotta spend money to lose money.

    Only in government do you spend $365k during a budget crunch so that you can realize a $60k annual operating loss.



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