to Movies... Not Drugs
a big hit once again
November 6, 2009 by Lance J. Lilla
NOVI — Tuesday, November 3rd, the annual Addicted to Movies
not Drugs event was held at Emagine Theater at 12 Mile Crossing
(formerly known as Fountain Walk).
Students from both Novi and
Northville High Schools attended the movie night and everything went
extremely well. This event has been going on now for the past few
years thanks to the Novi Police Department and the Novi Youth
Council group. Students from both schools volunteered to help
manage the night, while Novi Police managed security and along with
the City of Novi coordinated the event.
night consisted of movies being played from 10:30 p.m. straight
through until 6:25 a.m. Movies such as: MJ’s This Is It, Where the
Wild Things Are, Amelia, Vampires Assistant, Couples Retreat, Cloudy
with a Chance of Meatballs, and Good Hair played all throughout the
night and what some consider morning.
A considerable amount of delicious
food was set up on two tables ready to be devoured by whoever wanted
it for free throughout the night as well. The food came from an
assortment of restaurants including: Olga’s Kitchen, McDonald’s,
Hooters, On the Border, and many more.
purpose of the all night movie marathon is to keep kids aware of the
dangers of drugs and keeping them “above the influence.” The Novi
Police Department created this event three years ago, and it has
been a success annually ever since.
This year for the first time, both
Novi and Northville students were given the chance to get together
and have a great night of fun watching movies, hanging out with
their friends, and eating great tasting food. And of course, having
the next day off school is not all that bad either.
A great thank you is expressed to the
Novi Police Department, City of Novi and Novi Youth Council,
Emagine Theater, and
all others who contributed to this event.
J. Lilla is a sophomore at Novi High School, and a member of the
school's football and track teams. He has lived in Novi his entire