January 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Strand Theatre
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.