Walking Dead fans flocked to The Last Chapter Pub on Sunday, February 12 for a special screening of season seven’s mid-season premiere.
The event saw an impressive turnout that proved the popularity of the show with SNHU students.
Student Involvement and SNHUmans vs. Zombies (SvZ) co-sponsored the event and provided students with free pizza. If that wasn’t enough to get students to brave the cold outside their dorm rooms, they also offered zombie-themed candy and gelatin made with brain-shaped molds.
Prior to the event SvZ hosted some festivities, helping students feel more “zombified” with undead face painting.
“We’ve never worked with SNHUman’s vs Zombies before and I thought this would be a perfect [event] to co-sponsor with them,” said Tom Balestracci, Assistant Director in the Office of Student Involvement. With the lights off and the Pub’s large projector screen lit up, it was almost like getting a movie theater experience with a television show.
The energy in the Pub was positive throughout the entirety of the event. The crowd audibly reacted at the revelations presented, and when the exciting and unbelievable happened. Everyone had their eyes glued to the screen.
Joey Cote, a SNHU student, said, “So far it’s going okay, they’ll probably cut to a scene of Carol and we all know how that goes.” His thoughts on the series overall were relatively positive. The episode itself had a balance of action, death, gore and build up.
“Sunday nights are hard to get students out of their dorms… I don’t see why we couldn’t do another one or other [shows] that are happening like Game of Thrones. I know that’s a big one students love,” said Balestracci.
Balestracci expressed an interest in doing more events like this based on the night’s success.