ETSU has a wonderful way of bringing families together.
They often do activities or different types of entertainment for students, but they will also frequently do something for families. ETSU Buctainment hosted a movie night Feb. 19 showing “The Good Dinosaur.” This kid-friendly movie was shown to an eager audience in the D.P. Culp University Center Ballroom.
Buctainment offered games, activities and food for everyone before the show — including popcorn, drinks and much more. The entertainment started at 5 p.m, and the movie began at 6:30 p.m.
If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s a must-see for families and students of all ages. “The Good Dinosaur” follows a little dinosaur, Arlo, who appears to be the smallest and most fragile among his siblings. He is pushed hard, but not too hard, by his dad to “make his mark” by doing something worthwhile and earning it.
Unfortunately there is always a tragedy in Disney features, and we see that Arlo becomes lost and must find his way back home.
On this journey, he befriends a human boy who he decides to name Spot. On the way home, Arlo and Spot encounter several obstacles, and sometimes it feels as if every time they get a step forward, they take two steps back. Somewhere along the way, however, Arlo learns the meaning of life, survival and family. He even eventually gets to make his mark like he always wanted.
This is a fun, heart-felt movie that touched the viewers in attendance.
“I’ve always loved Disney,” one student said, “but this hit home since I can relate to not living up to siblings.”
Another student, who brought his wife and children, raved about how wonderful it was to have something to do with their kids that didn’t involve having to travel a great distance to experience.
Buctainment will continue to host similar events throughout the semester.