Selma (2014 Movie) @ Strand Theatre
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm
Selma (2014 Movie) @ Strand Theatre

The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square in Marietta, will kick off its celebration of Black History Month with a special screening of “Selma” on Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The film, directed by Ava DuVernay and filmed partially on Marietta Square, tells the story of how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history. The screening on the Sunday before MLK Jr Day will kick off a series of movies at The Strand celebrating Black History Month in February.

The Strand will also screen on Feb. 8 at 8 p.m., the 1967’s “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner,” starring Academy Award winning Sidney Poitier; Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. will be Steven Spielberg’s star studded “The Color Purple” based on the award winning novel by American author Alice Walker; and Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. will be the musical “The Wiz,” starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.

In conjunction with these films, the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art will be offering free admission to the museum when presented with a movie ticket or proof of purchase to the movies below. The museum will offer extended hours on screening dates.

For more information, visit www.StrandMarietta.org or call 770-293-0080.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration @ Turner Chapel AME Church
Jan 21 all-day
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration @ Turner Chapel AME Church

The Cobb County Branch of the NAACP together with the Cobb County Government are hosting the annual celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday celebration takes place on Monday, January 21, 2019.

The event is free and open to all. The celebration features entertainment, dramatic readings, dance, musical performances, and the annual presentation of the “Living the Dream” award to a community member who demonstrates the ideals King exemplified.

The annual celebration takes place at Turner Chapel AME Church. This year’s 2019 event starts at 10am and features emcee WSB-TV anchor Fred Blankenship.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Turner Chapel AME Church
492 North Marietta Parkway NE
Marietta, GA 30060


For more information, please call the NAACP Cobb County branch at (770) 425-5757.