ACE to host 12 hours of Disney

Lizz Wood | Staff Writer

The UNCW Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) is putting on a mini hawk-in Saturday and showcasing a 12-hour marathon of various Disney movies in Lumina Theater. ACE will present the first movie, “Fantasia,” at noon and continue until midnight with several Disney favorites as well as contests, prize giveaways and a free meal.

“We will be doing trivia for each movie, and the prizes for this will be passes to future ACE Films events,” said Gage Holcomb, ACE Films Co-Chair.  Some of the contests include a “Beauty and the Beast” household item costume contest. The prize for this will be a copy of the DVD. Also, there will be a “Robin Hood” competition for a NERF gun, as well as a “complete the Disney lyrics sing-a-long” contest for a Disney song CD. The Disney-lovers who stay for all seven movies will be entered into a raffle to win a copy of “Toy Story 3.”

Holcomb said that ACE wanted to put on this event because they felt it would draw a large crowd and is hoping to see a turnout of around 200 people for each movie.

“We started with many different trilogies and themes and worked our way to Disney. Who doesn’t want to relive their favorite childhood movies,” said Holcomb.

“I can’t wait for the hawk-in. It will be a great opportunity to see these films again that I haven’t seen since I was young and to recapture some great childhood memories,” said senior Cori Ritter. “I’m especially excited for ‘Hercules.'”

Holcomb’s favorite Disney movie is “Robin Hood.”

“I haven’t seen it in a long time and never on the big screen. I was happy when I found out that the committee agreed with me on this,” said Holcomb. “The other movie I am excited for is “Beauty and The Beast.” It is one of my favorite Disney animations, and I am excited to watch it on the big screen.”

The Mini Hawk-In is in preparation for the full Hawk-In, ACE’s annual 24-hour film festival held during the spring semester.

Check out this link to the hawk-in trailer on facebook at!/event.php?eid=139687019417307.


Mini Hawk In: 12 Hours of Disney Animated Features

Fantasia- 12:00 p.m.

Hercules- 2:15 p.m.

Beauty and the Beast- 4:00 p.m.

Emperor’s New Groove- 5:20 p.m.

Aladdin- 7:20 p.m.

Alice in Wonderland- 9:00 p.m.

Robin Hood- 10:15 p.m.