(PIX11) – Students in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut can see “Selma” for free on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The Oscar-nominated film chronicles the civil rights-era march led by King from Selma, Alabama, 54 miles to the state’s capitol in Montgomery to demand the right to vote for all citizens, regardless of the color of their skin.
African-American business leaders donated money to pay for students to see the film for free – enough for 275,000 tickets nationwide. Demand has been so great, tickets in New York City and Philadelphia have already sold out.
Several other cities across the country are participating in the event, which is open to students from seventh to eleventh grades.
Free tickets are available while supplies last at these theaters in the tri-state:
In New Jersey:
- AMC CLIFTON COMMONS 16
- AMC GARDEN STATE 16
- AMC LOEWS JERSEY GARDENS 20
- AMC LOEWS MOUNTAINSIDE 10
- AMC LOEWS NEWPORT CENTRE 11
- BOW TIE CINEMAS SOUTH ORANGE
- CITYPLEX 12 NEWARK
- EDGEWATER MULTIPLEX CINEMAS
- KERASOTES SHOWPLACE 14
- RIDGEFIELD PARK LUXURY CINEMAS 12
In Westchester, N.Y.:
- CITY CENTER 15: CINEMA de LUX
- REGAL NEW ROC STADIUM 18 IMAX & RPX
- SHOWCASE CINEMA DE LUX RIDGE HILL
- AMC LOEWS DANBURY 16
- AMC LOEWS PLAINVILLE 20
- BOW TIE CINEMAS MAJESTIC 6
- BOW TIE CINEMAS PLAZA 3
- BOW TIE CINEMAS ROYALE 6
- CINEMA CITY AT THE PALACE
- CINEMARK BUCKLAND HILLS 18 + IMAX
- CINEMARK CONNECTICUT POST 14 + IMAX
- CINEMARK NORTH HAVEN 12
- SHOWCASE CINEMAS BRIDGEPORT