Celebration Cinema Marks MLK Day at the Movies

The tradition launched several years ago by Celebration Cinema of hosting top notch films regarding the life and times of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of MLK Day continues next week.

In Honor Of MLK Day, Celebration Cinema is happy to present two critically acclaimed films recognizing leaders in the civil rights movement and the tensions, questions, and adversity they faced as they sought to use their voice and power to create change.

One Night in Miami is the start of director Regina King’s unique approach to fictionalizing slices of the 1960s Black Power movement. Focused on a historic hotel room meeting between Ali, Malcolm X, the King of Soul Sam Cooke (Odom Jr.), and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown (Hodge), One Night in Miami takes the political and makes it personal.

MLK/FBI presents a sobering overview of the American intelligence community’s efforts to discredit and destroy a leader of the civil rights movement. In crafting a rich archival tapestry, featuring restored footage of Martin Luther King, film director Samuel Pollard urges us to remember that true American progress is always hard-won.

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One Night in Miami is playing wide at all Celebration Cinema theatres. MLK/FBI is a limited release, playing exclusively at Studio Park. Tickets can be secured on the Celebration Cinema website.

Celebration Cinema will contribute $1.00 from each ticket (to a cap of $1,000) sold over MLK weekend (Jan 15th – Jan 18th) to The Center for Community Transformation. Additionally, Celebration Cinema welcomes you to join an ONLINE movie conversation hosted by Julian S. Newman, Founder and CEO of Culture Creative, for each of these thought-provoking movies.

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Movie Discussion

Monday, January 18, 7pm – 8:15 pm RSVP HERE: https://tinyurl.com/OneNightMiami

MLK/FBI Movie Discussion

Sunday, January 24, 4pm – 5:15 pm RSVP HERE: https://tinyurl.com/MLKFBIFilm

Emily Loeks, Director of Community Affairs for Celebration Cinema parent company Studio C, says, “We need to understand our shared history,” and adds, “Stories like these help us move forward with greater wisdom and empathy for each other. I’m grateful to Julian and the team at Culture Creative for providing an opportunity for the community to gather and discuss the films together. Please join us. ”

Loeks adds, “The community is welcome to space out and see the movies at any of the regular Celebration Cinema show times during the upcoming week.”

Studio C creates space where the story happens, giving diverse communities a place to gather around movies, music, dining, and events. Studio C companies, include Celebration Cinema, with eleven locations in west and mid-Michigan including the Getty Drive In; ShowSpan, the premier producer of consumer shows in the Midwest; Listening Room, a state of the art music venue; and One Twenty Three Tavern are owned by John D. Loeks.