Red Tails Youth Screening is success and Movie is Box Office #2
January 23, 2012
Seattle, WA – “Sold Out, but I we will be back for the next showing” is what many movie Red Tails movie goers were saying as they walked away from the box office this past weekend at the Southcenter AMC theater and many across the country. It was that kind of commitment to see the movie that helped the Lucas Film production garner the #2 spot at the box office this past weekend, bringing in over $19 Million dollars behind the new Underworld Film, according to the Hollywood Reporter and other industry reports.
The 4:35PM showing at SouthCenter was sold out in part by The Silent War, who with the help of DJ KUN LUV and community partners, where able to take 130 youth and families to see the movie. Through community contributions and support from Seattle Parks and Recreation, $1500.00 was raised and 200 tickets we purchased. Youth workers from the Seattle area brought in groups along with families who wanted to insure that their children would be able to see this historic film.
“Although race is meaning less and less to our young people today, it is important that we continue the telling of American history and the many contributions that African Americans made to it.”, said Rev. Harriett Walden, “It’s positive portrayal of Black Men helps to build Self-Esteem and Pride”
Participants in the screening received background information and links to find out more about the Real Tuskegee airmen courtesy of Black Past. The informative, non-profit website made all of its entries related to the subject available for reprint and went on to post a link here. Presidential Photo booth was on hand to take complimentary photos as people left the theater.
Due to the winter storm that slammed the Seattle area, some of the scheduled youth groups were not able to attend the opening weekend, however those additional tickets will be used at screening s this upcoming weekend.
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