The movie “Selma” opens Christmas Day in select cities across the country. While Atlanta is one of the select cities, it is not being shown in any south side theaters. Atlantic Station and Phipps Plaza are the north side theaters to get the nod.
Hmmm. Selma was partially filmed in Atlanta at Wheat Street Baptist Church on Auburn Avenue.
So, why is it not opening on the south side of town at Movies ATL on Camp Creek Parkway so more Blacks can see it over the Holidays?
Why do we have to wait until January 9th? Then people will be back at work and probably foget about the movie.
Why is it that we can’t even get the early release of a movie about “us” in “our” own neighborhood? This is not rocket scientist stuff for the movie distributors!
Someone PLEASE call Oprah!! I am sure she does not know this is going on!!
Why not “early open” Selma in neighborhoods where the people have experienced it actually live? That revenue and those tax dollars could benefit our neighborhoods.
In Atlantic Station (Atlanta’s Midtown) and Phipps Plaza (Buckhead) theaters where the movie is early opening, we have to commute outside of our neighborhood to see Selma, the movie about us. How does that make sense?
I know movie distribution and attendance can make or break a movie. So let’s call, email, text, tweet, Facebook, and Instagram movie execs and get your friends to do the same. Let’s ‘burn up’ social media with this request.
Then we can get it in theaters on or before New Year’s Eve while everyone is still on vacation with extra time to see it!!
We want Selma, the movie, to be profitable despite the movie distributors apparent attempt to sabotage it before it has a fair chance to be seen. Then, let’s go see Selma in our neighborhoods in BIG numbers. Take some young people with you because most millennials will not learn about it in school, despite its’ importance.
THANKS in advance 4 ur help! 🙂