MLK Movie Day: 42

The Avalon Theatre
MLK Movie Day: 42

Celebrate MLK Jr. Day at the Avalon Theatre featuring The Hate U Give and 42.

42/PG-13 (for thematic elements including language)
Doors open at 2:30pm
Film Starts at 3:00pm

Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. "42" tells the story of two men-the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey-whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey's hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking-ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow. (c) WB

The Hate U Give/ PG-13
Doors open at 6:30pm
Film starts at 7:00pm
$5 Ticket

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Common, Anthony Mackie and Issa Rae.

 

Full schedule of events:

1/17 - Children's neighborhood Read; 6:30 PM at the Mesa County Public Library Central Branch

1/18 - Poetry Slam; 7 PM at Charlie Dwellington's

1/19 - Soul Food Potluck; 1 PM at the Clifton community Hall, $10 donation

1/20 - MLK Movie Day at the Avalon

1/21 - MLK Day Commemorative March;

           1 PM at Handy Chapel - Harry Butler Award and Gospel Music

           2 PM at City Hall MLK Day Proclamation

           5:30 PM at CMU Ballroom, MLK Day Program and Celebration

 

Details

MLK Movie Day: 42
Event starts on Jan 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Doors open at 2:30 pm
Event ends on Jan 20, 2019 at 5:08 pm
Ticket Prices:
$5
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Jan 20, 2019 Jan 20, 2019 America/Denver MLK Movie Day: 42

Celebrate MLK Jr. Day at the Avalon Theatre featuring The Hate U Give and 42.

42/PG-13 (for thematic elements including language)
Doors open at 2:30pm
Film Starts at 3:00pm

Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. "42" tells the story of two men-the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey-whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey's hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking-ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow. (c) WB

The Hate U Give/ PG-13
Doors open at 6:30pm
Film starts at 7:00pm
$5 Ticket

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Common, Anthony Mackie and Issa Rae.

 

Full schedule of events:

1/17 - Children's neighborhood Read; 6:30 PM at the Mesa County Public Library Central Branch

1/18 - Poetry Slam; 7 PM at Charlie Dwellington's

1/19 - Soul Food Potluck; 1 PM at the Clifton community Hall, $10 donation

1/20 - MLK Movie Day at the Avalon

1/21 - MLK Day Commemorative March;

           1 PM at Handy Chapel - Harry Butler Award and Gospel Music

           2 PM at City Hall MLK Day Proclamation

           5:30 PM at CMU Ballroom, MLK Day Program and Celebration

 

The Avalon Theatre

Venue

The Avalon Theatre
Address: 645 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501