NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

Connecting with the community during the holidays

Northern Essex Community College hosted a holiday themed movie night on Dec. 17. The community was encouraged to participate in the showing of the movie, The Holiday, being shown via Zoom. Any and all students and faculty members were welcome to join with a super simple signup through a link.

The organizer of this recurring movie night, Stephanie Haskell, actually calls it Theater Thursday. For members of the community who are trying to stay inside, this is a perfect plan for every other Thursday night during the holiday season.

This event can be found easily on the Northern Essex Community College website, along with many other events! This time of year is when COVID-19 cases are striking and people are being asked to stay inside. There is no better way to stay cozy and entertained than watching a holiday movie with the members of your community.

“I am always looking for a way to stay a part of my college’s community and this movie night is right up my alley,” says NECC Alumni Emma Formosi. Theater Thursday is perfect for current and past students, faculty, and family members!

It can be difficult to get into the spirit with everything going on in the world, but watching a holiday movie definitely helps!

For inquiries and mor information about Movie Night, feel free to contact Kalyn Ryll at