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The Watsons Go To Birmingham (SOLD OUT)

September 12, 2013 @ 6:50 pm - 9:00 pm

SOLD OUT.  Only the first 2,000 ticket holders will be admitted.
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The Watsons go to Birmingham

Please join us on September 12, 2013 at 6:50 pm for a special advance screening of The Watsons Go to Birmingham as part of the City of Birmingham’s commemoration FIFTY YEARS FORWARD. The event is free but tickets are required for admission and are available through the Mayor’s Offices and by clicking here.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham stars Tony-winning and Grammy-nominated actress Anika Noni Rose and three-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier. The film is an adaptation of Christopher Paul Curtis’ Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning book The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963. Skai Jackson, LaTanya Richardson, Wood Harris, Bryce Jenkins and Harrison Knight also star.

Watsons is faithfully adapted by acclaimed children’s book author and screenwriter Tonya Lewis Lee. The film is produced by Ms. Lee and Nikki Silver and is directed by Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon. Produced by Walden Media, ARC Entertainment and Tonik Productions, LLC, in association with Walmart and P&G, The Watsons Go to Birmingham premieres September 20, 2013 on the Hallmark Channel.

Movie begins at 6:50, and doors open at 6:00.

To see previews of Watsons please go to: http://www.walden.com/walden-family-theater/ then click on WATCH TRAILER.

In the summer of 1963, Daniel and Wilona Watson and their three kids, 15-year-old Byron, 11-year-old Kenny and 8-year-old Joetta, leave their home in Flint, Michigan for a family road trip to Birmingham, Alabama. Daniel and Wilona are fed up with Byron’s juvenile delinquent antics, and have decided what he needs is a dose of his Grandma Sands’ no-nonsense approach. So the Watsons load up their 1948 Plymouth Brown Bomber and head south, with plenty of laughs en route. When they make it to Birmingham, they soon discover that life is very different there than in Flint – and not necessarily for the better. During that historic summer, the Watsons find themselves caught up in something far bigger than Byron’s troubles: events that will change their lives – and the nation – forever.

To see previews of The Watsons go to Birmingham please go to: http://www.walden.com/walden-family-theater/then click on WATCH TRAILER


September 12, 2013
6:50 pm - 9:00 pm
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