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Cinema Club reels in members

Cinema Club reels in members - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

The Cinema Club sells aguas frescas at Fall Fest Oct. 19 while a member dressed as Spider-Man displays the peace sign. Courtesy photo: Cinema Club

From movies to television series, the Cinema Club is a place to enjoy all things media from past, present and future.

Founded in April 2019, the Cinema Club discussed plans for a Charlie Brown-themed potluck and participation in Lights of Esperanza at its meeting Nov. 4.

The club often watches teaser trailers at meetings. For example, they viewed “Dolittle” and “Brightburn” that afternoon. 

“Put the trailer on,” several members said as Social Events Coordinator Francisco “Paco” Cabezas led the meeting’s discussions.

Cabezas led a discussion about anything members had recently watched, including “The Ring,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “The King” and shows such as anime that have a low chance of being aired on this continent.

“It’s cool to see people with different minds discuss their opinions on a movie,” President Dimon Barnes said during an interview after the meeting.

The club also deconstructs how a movie was created behind the scenes.

After deconstructing the teaser for the upcoming film “Dolittle,” staring Golden Globe winner Robert Downey Jr., a club member expressed the need for real animals rather than computer-generated Images. 

Although the club is new to Texas A&M University-San Antonio, the growth is quite strong, Barnes said. The small community of not just movie lovers but also connoisseurs of television has reached 43 active members. 

Barnes sees the potential of the club, and said she is satisfied with the early success.

The club will meet again 1-2 p.m. Nov. 11 in Room 219 of the Central Academic Building, with other meetings planned for Thanksgiving week and the first week of December, Barnes wrote in an email to The Mesquite.

For more information on joining the Cinema Club, contact Barnes at and follow the club on Instagram at @cinema_club_tamusa.

About the Authors

Madison Dunn
Madison Dunn is a communications major with a minor in business administration. She recently got an internship for Valamayo Social, where she does digital marketing.
Christopher McCullough
Christopher "Chris" McCullough is a senior communication major at Texas A&M University-San Antonio and a freelance video editor. As a transfer student, Chris spends most of his time teaching himself video editing skills and working on his career goals. An avid movie watcher, Chris looks forward to working on films as a career. Until then he enjoys putting together small video projects for YouTube and Instagram.

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