FAHS Film Club Hosts First Lock-In Since 2019

Posted on June 1, 2022 by


Fleetwood Area High School’s Film Club held its first lock-in since 2019 on 8 April 2022. The group stayed at the school overnight and watched movies for 13 hours straight.

The Lock-In was held in room 100, adviser Mr. Sean Gaston’s room. Gaston is the TV Media and Communications teacher and runs the Film Club at Fleetwood Area High School. The chaperones for this year included Gaston as well as fellow teachers Mrs. Barnett, Mr. Houp, and Mrs. Shrawder. The 2022 Lock-In started at 5:00 p.m. on April 8th and cleanup began at 6:00 a.m. the following morning.

Lock-ins for the club always feature pizza, snacks, and popcorn to which kids help themselves throughout the night. Gaston pops fresh popcorn with a movie theatre-esque popcorn machine. Students bring energy drinks to help them stay up all night, and this year there was even a Keurig.

The group watched Twilight, Encanto, The Edge of Seventeen, Fight Club, Se7en, and La La Land. Twilight was this year’s “Pizza Movie,” which is the movie that the club chooses to be played while people are still getting situated and eating dinner.

“The ‘pizza movie’ is, critically speaking, the worst movie from the list of films that we are watching at that particular lock-in,” Gaston said.

Stand By Me and Monty Python and the Holy Grail are two examples of movies shown at lock-ins in past years. 

Requirements for attending a lock-in have varied throughout the years, but this year students had to attend a minimum of five regular Film Club meetings in the weeks leading up to the date to qualify. This prevents people from signing up for Film Club at the beginning of the year only to attend the Lock-In in April.

“[It was] a splendid time for all involved persons; I would happily come again next year,” secretary and junior Jacob Rauenzahn said.

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