Southern Adventures to host movie night

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  • Members of Southern Adventures travel together on group camping trips.Photo courtesy of: Southern Adventures of CRI

Erinn Williams


Georgia Southern University’s Southern Adventures plans to show students a true adventure film that will have students’ emotions at their peaks.

“Touching the Void” is an adventure movie that follows two mountaineers as they try to become the first to successfully climb Siula Grande in the Andes. The movie will be shown at the Southern Adventure Center at the back of the RAC tomorrow at 8 p.m. to students for free.

“The movie is truly amazing to watch and it’s one of those stories that is so crazy that it can only be true,” Jake Boling, senior outdoor recreation major and Southern Adventures staff, said.

Southern Adventures is Georgia Southern’s adventure center that provides equipment, gear, training programs and trips for students in many different exciting activities throughout the school year.

Students are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks but Southern Adventures will also provide free snacks including popcorn, Boling said.

“Students should come to learn about Southern Adventures and watch a unique movie with people who enjoy the same things as them. It’s a movie that you may not rent on your own so it’s a great way to get exposure to stuff like this,” Matthew Graham, graduate assistant for Southern Adventures, said.

Southern Adventures plans to have two to three more movie nights this semester.

“We always show outdoor adventure-based movies that are closely related to the adventures and trips we have to offer,” Graham said.

Southern Adventures has several different program areas including guided backpacking, sea kayaking, canoeing and cycling trips at a discounted rate.

“Last year we were even able to run a trip where students had the opportunity to kayak with manatees,” Boling said.

Boling said, “We are doing this because we want to get people into the center and show them what the Campus Recreation & Intramural and Southern Adventures has to offer them. Most of the movies we show are about things you can do here at Southern Adventures and we like to choose things that will appeal to students.”