‘The Room’ takes over the audience

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Fans of ‘The Room’ know this scene is one of the most amusing ones in the movie.
Interactive showing a highlight

By Raffaele Fusulan
A&E Editor /Spectator

“The Room,” since its release in 2003, has entertained many movie critics due to lack of quality.

According to Brad Patullo, film professor at Edinboro University, it is definitely a movie you can learn from. The acting and the writing was awful, therefor it helps people to understand what to avoid.

The movie was shown in the Pogue Student Center at 8:30 p.m. At least 70 students took part of the screening.

The organizers of the event though had something special in mind. To entertain the audience, they decided to turn the “The Room” into an interactive movie.

Throughout the movie, the audience was encouraged to do specific things throughout certain events that occurred.

One of the most common acts involved the audience throwing spoons at the screen whenever a framed picture of a spoon appeared in the movie.

Other guidelines involved saying “Hi Denny” and “Bye Denny” whenever the character would come and go.

Throughout the movie, there are a lot of panoramic scenes of San Francisco, therefore one of the interactive parts had the audience say out loud “Meanwhile in San Francisco.”

There were many other interactive parts and the audience was amazing. The time spent throughout the movie was fun and relaxing.

According to John Lyons, founder of the Edinboro Film Series, it was fun to see so many people attending the screening and the event exceeded expectations.

Even though the movie has very low ratings and it is considered to be one of the worst of all time, the audience seemed happy and entertained from it.

“‘The Room’ is an interesting film, not only because it’s truly and utterly the worst film I’ve ever seen in my entire life, but because it’s so enjoyable for that very reason,” said Chris Lantinen, journalism professor. “I have never laughed so hard at something designed to be so serious.”

The Edinboro Film Series was founded in 2006 by John Lyons.

When it first started they would only show one movie a year.

As the campus noticed that the requests for movies was increasing, the Edinboro Film Series slowly started gaining more and more popularity.

The Edinboro Film Series continues on Thursday nights in the Pogue Student Center. On Oct. 13, they’ll be showing “Mudbloods.”

Raffaele Fusulan is the A&E editor for The Spectator. He can be reached by ae.spectator@gmail.com