It’s a blast at the long-awaited return of Alumni Movie Night, as SITizens make a beeline for the blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick
In 2020, the curtains fell on the Alumni Movie Night amid COVID-19 restrictions – but this ever-popular event presented by the SIT Alumni Leisure Network came back with a bang on Thursday, 2 June 2022, just like Top Gun: Maverick, the mega-hit sequel it screened. And what a treat it was for the close to 50 SITizens who attended the screening at Projector X: Riverside at Riverside Point!
The first Alumni Movie Night in two years started off with a bento dinner before the cinema doors opened at 8pm. Instead of the usual cinematic surround-sound that you would get from the cineplex, attendees received wireless headphones so they could fully immerse themselves in the cinematic experience without any distractions.
Mr Wei Quan, an Mechanical Design Engineering alumnus, found it to be a “very unique experience.” He said, “The venue had a very nice theme with the old cinema equipment placed around, and it felt like one of those old-school cinemas.”
Mr Zhou Xihao, who graduated from the Computing Science programme in 2020 said, “Finally, being able to attend a physical event after so long honestly feels liberating – nothing beats face- to-face interactions. I’m really glad that the SIT Advancement & Alumni Division is coming up with tons of initiatives for the alumni networks.”
What made this memorable night for Mr Zhou? “Spending quality time with old friends and making new ones all while enjoying an amazing show!” he said.