Skip to content. Skip to main navigation.

Friday Night Films

 The film series brings a variety of popular movie genres to campus during the fall and spring terms.  Check out the titles you missed in the cinema or enjoy them all over again with pre-home release movies.  Before you can rent or buy it, EXCEL brings your favorite hit movies to the big screen on campus. 

Free popcorn is provided with admission (while supplies last); other concessions for sale.  Ticket sales begin one hour prior to show time.

Location:  Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center (map)
Show time:  8 p.m. 
Price:  $1.00 - students, faculty/staff, and public
(An additional 50¢ service fee is charged for credit card transactions under $5.)


Friday, January 24

Captain Phillips

Movie Website


Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman
Adventure, Biography, Drama | 134 minutes
Directed by Paul Greengrass | 2013

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Rated PG-13 for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use.

Friday, February 7

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Movie Website


Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 146 minutes
Directed by Francis Lawrence | 2013

The Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds a revolution brewing as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) take a "Victor's Tour" of the districts, and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) plots their downfall during preparations for the Quarter Quell, which only occurs every 25 years in celebration of the Capitol's victory over the districts. Hoping to put an end to the growing threat of rebellion, President Snow announces that the Quell's tributes will be reaped from the existing pool of victors—guaranteeing Katniss a place in the arena. Though Katniss vows to keep Peeta safe even if it means sacrificing her own life, her fellow tributes have a different plan (Author: Jason Buchanan).

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language.

Friday, February 21


Movie Website


Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 91 minutes
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón | 2013

Director Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone, a scientist on a space shuttle mission headed by astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), a talkative, charismatic leader full of colorful stories that he shares with his crewmates as well as mission control. As the two are on a space walk, debris hits the area where they are working, and soon the pair finds themselves detached from their ship and stranded in space. While figuring out what steps they can take to save themselves, Stone grapples with a painful past that makes her consider giving up altogether. Gravity screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (Author: Perry Seibert).

Rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language.

Friday, March 21

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Movie Website


Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage
Adventure, Fantasy | 161 minutes
Directed by Peter Jackson | 2013 

The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues east. When they finally make it to the Lonely Mountain, they must face the greatest danger of all—a creature more terrifying than any before, which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself—the Dragon Smaug.

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.

Friay, April 11

 Disney's Frozen Sing-a-Long

Movie website


Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel
Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 102 min.
Directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee | 2013

Enjoy this version of Disney's recent animated feature with sing-a-long captions. Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor

For more information about our film series, contact us at

This schedule and titles listed are subject to change.  Check back often for up-to-date information.  The views and opinions expressed at these events do not necessarily represent The University of Texas at Arlington or EXCEL Campus Activities.  Guests under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.