This year, select students at Dalhousie University will be treated to plush seats, surround sound, panoramic slides and extra large cup holders. Due to a lack of space at the rapidly growing Halifax university, second-year engineering classes will take place in a downtown movie theatre, The Chronicle Herald reports.
For the theatre, it’s an easy way to raise money during the morning hours when movies are not being shown. Dalhousie is paying about $54,000 to rent the theatre for a year, and 250 to 300 students will spend 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. each weekday attending class in the theatre.
The university says it considered all options before renting out the theatre, but there was simply not enough space on campus. Dalhousie is in the midst of a $20 million to $30 fundraising initiative in order to build a new building for the engineering school.