A group of Crowder College students, faculty and staff had the opportunity to see the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi at 7 p.m. on Thursday at B & B Neosho Cinema 6.

A group of Crowder College students, faculty and staff had the opportunity to see the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi at 7 p.m. on Thursday at B & B Neosho Cinema 6.
"We have done events like this before, but this one is sort of different, especially all of the proceeds the ticket sales are going to our (Crowder College) Angel Tree, all of the proceeds are going to help our needy students, pay for their food baskets, and pay for any presents," said Mark Aubuchon, director of campus life at the college. "This year, we adopted 27 students and their families."
Tickets for the group was $10 each and according to Aubuchon, they sold out quick. Around 180 people attended the show and Aubuchon said they raised $1,750 for the Angel Tree program.
"Based on ticket sales, we sold out relatively quickly," he said. "I know that the students are excited. we started selling the tickets several months ago. People are very excited about it."
Aubuchon said they picked Star Wars because it was geared for all ages.
"We try to pick a movie that we thought the students would love. and obviously Star Wars is that we knew that adults, kids, everyone would," he said. "It is interesting that some of the people coming are taking their kids to see this movie and obviously, they saw it as a kid when they were young. It is kind of a generational thing now. Very exciting."
Aubuchon gave kudos to Buzz Ball, manager of the cinema.
"Buzz, is a great partner, he is always willing to help to facilitate events like this or any events that we have," he said. "We have students work here. he is just a  great partner."
The Crowder group - along with others who saw the movie that evening - also had the opportunity to see members of the 501st Legion who came dressed in Star Wars attire.