By Kay Whatley, Editor
As part of its Paramount Movie Nights series, the Paramount Theatre in Goldsboro will show the film, Selma.
The film is scheduled for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which is Monday, January 18, 2016. Screening begins at 7pm, and tickets are only $5.
The description given on the theatre website is as follows:
“Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.”
Selma is featured as part of the theatre’s 2015-2016 Paramount Movie Night Series, their series started four years ago offering classic, holiday themed, and selected newer releases for public showings.
According to Vincent Bridgers, Theatre Service Coordinator, “We often look at recent academy award nominated or winning films to show in our series. We decided to show Selma on Martin Luther King Day because of the excellence of the film and in respect to its nominations.”
The Paramount Theatre is located at139 S Center Street, in Goldsboro NC.
The Paramount is a department of the City of Goldsboro, supported by City Leadership, the Paramount Theatre Foundation, and an Outreach Committee — consisting of members throughout the Goldsboro and Wayne County community. The Foundation of Wayne Community College also financially supports many students and staff to attend special showing. For more information, call 919.583.8432.