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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Contact: Courtney Niemuth
WARRENSBURG, MO (March 12, 2012) –A red carpet premier event featuring a showing of the film "Mission Impossible 4 Ghost Protocol" will celebrate the completion of the Charno Room renovation at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 29.
The first 35 people to attend the event will experience the surround-sound movie from the new, leather home-theater style seats in the Charno Room. Additional attendees can watch the movie from Union 240 or attend one of the additional showings in the Charno Room at 6 and 9 p.m. Thursday, or 3, 6 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
At the premier event, popcorn buckets filled with popcorn will be given to the first 500 attendees. Refreshments and popcorn refills will be available during movie showing throughout the year. All movies shown in the Charno Room will be free with a valid UCM ID.
The Charno Room upgrades include an acoustic screen, which allows sound to travel to the audience from behind the screen, a new projector, new furniture and new carpet.
After the Charno Room renovation is complete, plans are to show movies in this location weekly on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the school year, as well as a summer film series. Additionally, this space will be available for reservation through UCM Meeting and Conference Services for use as a media room or reception space.
The Elliott Union is considered the “campus living room” and is open to students and the public seven days a week. The services available in the building include U.S. Bank, the UCM ID Card Office, the Union Bowling Center, a DVD rental kiosk, Meeting and Conference Services, the University Store, numerous retail food vendors and the Office of Accessibility and Office of Student Activities.