Embassy Announces the 2020 Film Series: Selma is the first film in the series to highlight equality and voting rights

 

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Dec. 30, 2019) – As we approach the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, ensuring women’s constitutional right to vote, the Embassy Theatre will commemorate this milestone of democracy and explore the issues of equal rights today. From January through August 2020, the Embassy presents a series of six films that inspire us and spark conversation.

All movies are free to the public. No ticket required. Doors open an hour before the scheduled film.

The first movie in the series is Selma on Monday, January 20, 2020 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) at 5 p.m.The theater is conveniently located across from the Grand Wayne Center, where the public can be a part of the 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Day celebration with the MLK Club, Inc. of Fort Wayne, Indiana from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are hoping attendees will venture across the street or walkway to see the film.

Selma is a chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights through an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

The rest of the series is as follows:

Sunday, February 16, 2020, 2 p.m.        Malcolm X

Sunday, March 22, 2020, 2 p.m.            9 to 5

Sunday, May 10, 2020, 2 p.m.               Mary Poppins

Sunday, June 7, 2020, 2 p.m.                Milk

Sunday, August 16, 2020, 2 p.m.          Suffragette

This series seeks to encourage civic involvement and get out the vote efforts and is brought to you with the commitment of our community partners Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter; the Allen County NAACP; and the Fort Wayne Chapter of the League of Women Voters. These organizations will have a presence in the lobby during the Series to educate our community on the power of voting and to help attendees with resources to register to vote.

In addition, attendees can enjoy the Grande Page Pipe organ before the film screening.

Embassy programming is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.