September 7th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

A major benefit to having several colleges in the area is access to lots of affordable cultural events.

In this case, it’s independent and international films shown throughout the fall at UR, VCU, and R-MC, all FREE screenings!

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Randolph-Macon College Open Air Film Festival:

The Randolph-Macon College Film Studies program is proud to host the third annual Open-Air Film Festival, which showcases the work of film directors from around the world.

This four-week series begins on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. with an Opening Reception in the Courtyard of the Copley Science Building. Light refreshments will be served. The film will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The first film is Gabriele Salvatores’ “I’m Not Scared” (“lo non ho paura”), an Italian film about a young boy who makes a shocking discovery. (Rain Location: Andrews Hall Multi-purpose Room.)

In addition to the Friday-night showings, each film in the series will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ashland Firehouse Theater.

Film dates: 9/7 & 9/8 (Italy), 9/14 & 9/15 (“Elle s ‘appelait Sarah,” France), 9/21 & 9/22 (“Dreiviertelmond,” Germany), 9/28 & 9/29 (“La Source des Femmes,” Italy, Morocco, France, Belgium). All films begin at 7:30 p.m. and all have English subtitles.

The film festival and reception are free and open to the public. Bring your own chair. Popcorn will be provided.

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University of Richmond International Film Series:

All films are shown in the Ukrop Auditorium in the Robins School of Business (except where noted) at the University of Richmond. Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles.

Friday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 9
Sound of Noise – Sweden, 2012, directed by Johannes Stjärne Nilsson and Ola Simonsson

Friday, Sept. 14 (No Sunday screening)
Before Your Eyes – Turkey, 2009, directed by Miraz Bezar

Friday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 30
Protektor – Czech Republic, 2009, directed by Marek Najbrt

Friday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 7
I Wish – Japan, 2012, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Friday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 21
Trishna – U.K., 2012, directed by Michael Winterbottom

Friday, Oct. 26 (The showing for this date is located in Jepson School of Leadership, Jepson Hall – Building #17, Rooms 118/120.) and Sunday, Oct. 28
Amador – Spain, 2011, directed BY Fernando Leòn de Aranoa

Friday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 4
Post Mortem – Chile, 2012, directed by Pablo Larrain

Friday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 11
Elena – Russia, 2011, directed by Andrei Zvyaginstev
107 min., NR

Cinematheque at Grace Street Theatre (VCU):

Many Tuesday evenings at 7pm. 934 West Grace Street

I already posted the fall 2012 schedule here.

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March 8th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

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CampusSpecial.com targets university students by offering coupons to nearby restaurants and other businesses in which they might be interested, as well as menus.

VCU is one of the campuses Campus Special serves, and has both printable coupons and a mobile coupon app available.

What’s neat is that anyone can use (most of) the coupons. I checked with Campus Special and was told “Yes, anyone can use our coupons unless it specifically states so on the coupons.” A few require student ID.

And there are some good coupons, a number of “buy one, get one free” such as you find in Entertainment Books.

Some of the discounts that caught my eye:

Also plenty for salons, car repair, etc.

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August 24th, 2011 by RichmondBargains

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College is back in session! We were shopping Libbie Place Target last Saturday and it was PACKED with college students and their parents stocking up on dorm supplies.

For all you University of Richmond and VCU matriculants, and others, I’ve collected a few local discounts offered to college students. This is by no means a comprehensive list; lots of places offer special savings to college students, so it’s always worth asking (and carrying your ID!).

    ReStore Richmond – From now until Aug. 31st all college students receive a 10% discount on purchases! Show your college ID to the cashier at checkout!

    Carytown Cupcakes – Students, bring your student ID to Carytown Cupcakes and get 10% off your cupcake purchases!

    Richmond Symphony – We offer a $5 – $7 college student ticket at-the-door ONLY, with valid college I.D.

    Strawberry Street Cafe – Tuesday is College Night; college students and faculty get 20% off food purchase after 4pm with valid ID

    Swift Creek Mill – Offers 50% off rush tickets at the box office on day of the show for all students with a valid ID

    Barksdale Theatre – U-Tkts are designed to enable and encourage more college and university students to attend our productions. Tickets cost $10 each for most productions. ($20 each whenever the full price of tickets is over $40) Students can reserve U-Tkts in advance over the phone or in person for any performance, pending availability. A student may purchase two U-Tkts to be used by himself/herself and a guest. The guest may be a student or a non-student. To purchase, call (804) 282-2620.

Brad’s Deals has a list of 39 national retailers and restaurants that offer discounts to collegians.

Would love to expand the list, let me know if you know about others!

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