Electric City Downtown Nite

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Join your friends for a fun and low-cost evening on Friday, October 3 in downtown Scranton…


Dine at your restaurant of choice!

Enjoy art and music at First Friday!

Watch a new movie at Marquee Cinemas!

This event is only $5 for up to 250 undergraduate students.  Students MUST register by Sept. 30 to participate!  

Restaurant Choices
Movie Options
Event Schedule
How it Will Work
Event Sponsors
Registration Form

Restaurant Choices

Choose from an array of downtown restaurants.  Click on the links below to learn more about each restaurant.  When you register you will be asked to select which restaurant you would like to go to.  Each restaurant has a limit of students it will be able to accommodate so sign up now to reserve your spot!

Ale Mary's (American)
Carl Von Luger
(Steak and Seafood)
City Café (Mediterannean/Middle Eastern)                       
Eden-a Vegan Café (Vegan/Vegetarian)
Exhale Kabob Grill (Middle Eastern/Afghan)
P.J.’s Pub at the Hilton (American)      
Kildare’s (American)                      
Pizza by Pappas (Pizza/American)           
Posh @ the Scranton Club (American)
Sambuca Grille (Italian)
Trax Platform Lounge @ the Radisson (American)            
Thai Rak Thai (Asian/Thai)
Thai Thai (Asian/Thai)


Movie Options

Visit www.marqueecinemas.com to view film options.

Registered Students will show their Royal Card to obtain entrance to a Movie in the the 9 o’clock set.


6:45 p.m. – Meet to Walk Downtown: DeNaples Center Lobby, 1st Floor (optional)

7 p.m. – Arrive at Restaurant of Choice: DINNER

8-9 p.m. – FIRST FRIDAY Art-walk throughout downtown

8-9:30 p.m. – Dessert treat at downtown eatery: Coupon will be provided at dinner.

9/9:30 p.m. – Arrive at Marquee Cinemas for 9 o’clock Set MOVIE

11/11:30 p.m. – Walk back to campus in groups

How it Will Work

Dinner is scheduled for 7 p.m.  Students can meet in the DeNaples Center first floor at 6:45 p.m. and walk downtown together or proceed directly to your restaurant of choice.  A downtown walking map can be downloaded here.

An RA or University staff member will accompany each group and will pay for your dinner.  They will explain your options for ordering to keep within the $15 maximum for each person. Dinner should last approximately 1 hour.

Students are then encouraged to participate in First Friday downtown Scranton, which takes place at venues throughout the downtown from 6 – 9 p.m.  A special First Friday map with the evening’s free art and musical offerings will be provided to you at dinner. We encourage you to stop at the Connell Building (129 N. Washington Ave.) for a special photo exhibit, “Latin America Through the Lens: A Mission of the Heart” hosted by the University’s Diversity Initiative.

Downtown eateries will be offering Free Dessert Treats, sponsored by the Office Residence Life and RHA, from 8-9:30 p.m.  You will receive a special coupon at dinner.

Students will then attend a Movie of their choice.

Movies and their start times vary. Please visit the Marquee website for details. Please note: the final schedule for October 3 will be available no earlier than one week prior.  Students can attend their movie of choice in the 9 o’clock Set, meaning between 9 and 9:40 p.m. Students can show their Royal Card to gain access to the movie.

We are very excited for this great downtown program.

If you have any questions you can contact the Residence Hall Association at rha@scranton.edu or the Office of Community Relations at community@scranton.edu.

Thank you! 

Event Sponsors

Sponsored by the Residence Hall Association and Office of Residence Life in cooperation with the Office of Community Relations.

Registration Form


You will be able to sign up for the event, indicating whether you will attend dinner and the movie. You can also pick your restaurant of choice and enter a friend's name. (If you choose to indicate a friend's name and email, he or she will receive an email encouraging them to register. They will have to register in order to participate in the program.)

If you have questions about the form or the registration process, please contact community@scranton.edu or call 570-941-4419.


Your registration is NOT complete until you pay the $5 event fee. You will be able to pay at the Office of Residence Life in Condron Hall Monday September 29 through Friday October 3 from 9am to 4pm.   

We look forward to seeing you around downtown on October 3rd!