LSC is constantly looking for new members to create the genuine movie theater experience in your local lecture halls. We screen Hollywood blockbusters, classic cinema, and foreign and independent films. We also organize lectures featuring diverse speakers such as major science fiction authors, film directors, and web comic artists. All MIT affiliates are welcome!
How to Join: Fill out a Blue Form right here.If you have questions about what a committee does or how you can help, please email us.
Because LSC is fun! We bring 30 movies to campus each term in addition to organizing lectures. And we need your help, because it's not easy to serve over 10,000 customers each term! Some members work 3 shifts a semester, and others 10. LSC is what you decide to make of it.
What you get
As a member of LSC you get lots of stuff:
- FREE ADMISSION to any standard LSC movie event for you and a guest
- FIRST DIBS on reserving tickets for lectures and sneak previews of upcoming Hollywood releases
- FREE REFRESHMENTS during your shift
- CHOOSE the movies we show in our semester lineup
- ACCESS to social events with our favorite community of movie lovers
- If you stay in LSC for long enough, you can become a permanent member which gives you free admission for life.
What can you do?
There are lots of things to do at LSC, so many that we organized the group into different committees:
The night committee is the face of LSC. They sell tickets, usher, and control the crowds. If you join the Night committee, you'll show up about 30 minutes early, sell tickets, and then enjoy the show about 5-6 times a semester. You can even ask to be scheduled for the shows you want to see the most!
Here you help design, print, and distribute all the LSC publicity you see around campus and online. You can also work on making slides for both LSC publicity and the other groups and activities that advertise at LSC. Unlike the other committees, most people on Publicity can do their work during the week — designers on their own schedule and distributors on weekday mornings. Designers are asked to complete 3 posters per semester two weeks before the screenings.
In short: popcorn, soda, ice cream, candy, and lots of fun! First you help setup all the refreshments in 26-100 about an hour before showtime, then you get free popcorn and soda during your volunteer shift, and at the end of the night you help clean-up and take our stuff back to the refreshments room. Come learn how to use the machines George (Fred died in the Great Fire of 2016, R.I.P.) and Guido. If you join Refreshments, you'll work about 5-6 weekend nights per term; you can ask to work the movies that you were planning to see anyway.
This committee does what its name says: projects the movies! In this committee you get to learn how to operate Laurel and Hardy (the 35mm projectors), the 6-channel DTS digital and Dolby Digital sound systems, and pretty much all the electronics in 26-100. Plus, if you become a sub-director you get to be licensed as a projectionist by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts! Projectionists work about 5-6 nights per term, mostly on weekends. Though the shifts can be long (you're the first to arrive and often the last to leave), the toys are by far the coolest.
This committee organizes all the lectures that we bring to campus during the term. The head of the committee organizes the search process and contacts the companies that sponsor/manage lecturers. The whole committee organizes the logisitcs of the event, making sure rooms are ready and then manning the doors to check for tickets and control the crowds. Workers in Lecture often become a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to helping with LSC events.
Executive Committee and Chairs
Want to do more for LSC? Our Executive Committee consists of a chairman, treasurer, sectretary, and directors for each of the committees. We also have chairs to manage our social media, outreach, social events, postering, slides, and weekly attendance/income. All members are invited to our open Exec meetings.