Celebration Cinema Theatres Focus Martin Luther King Jr. Day Recognition and Events on Film “Just Mercy”

Celebration Cinema Theatres Focus Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Recognition and Events on Film “Just Mercy”

Grand Rapids, MI. (January 14, 2020) Celebration Cinema’s ten first run theatres in Grand Rapids,
Lansing, Okemos, Muskegon, Mount Pleasant, Portage and Benton Harbor will offer special $5.00
pricing for all show times of the new film “Just Mercy” on January 20 th , Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
“For years, our company has highlighted a variety of current or special event films on MLK Day to
encourage reflection on our history and the continuing civil rights work in this country,” says Emily
Loeks, Community Affairs. “”Just Mercy” is a great choice for this year. We are happy that the film’s
wide release makes it available in all of our first run Michigan theatres.”
A powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young civil rights lawyer Bryan
Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his
pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who
were not afforded proper legal representation. Lead actors, Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson and
Jamie Foxx, each of whom have Marvel movies on their resume, identify Bryan Stevenson as a “real
life superhero.”
In Grand Rapids, there will be a MLK Day movie & conversation event at Celebration Cinema Studio
Park, hosted in collaboration with Amplify GR, the Christian Reformed Church Race Relations
committee, Metro Health and GR Initiatives for Leaders. Tickets to the event will be available for
$5.00. The post-film conversation will be facilitated by Pastor Julian Newman from Tribes Church.
Panelists will include:
 Holly Honig-Josephson, Vice President, Humanity for Prisoners
 Judge Christina Elmore, 17 th District Court
 Attorneys: Jeshua Lauka, David Wierenga & Lauka PC
 Alexandria Vaughn-Earvin, Forest Hills Central High School Senior
 Commissioner Senita Lenear, 3 rd Ward
 Mr. Michael Daniels, Executive Director of Ingenium
Tickets for all locations and show times of the movie, and for the movie and discussion event at
Studio Park, can be secured in advance at or (as available) at the box office.


About Studio C: Studio C creates space where the story happens, giving diverse communities a
place to gather around movies, music, dining, and events. Studio C companies, include Celebration
Cinema, with 12 locations in west and mid-Michigan including the Getty Drive In; ShowSpan, the

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premier producer of consumer shows in the Midwest; the Listening Room, a state of the art music venue; and One Twenty Three Tavern are owned by John D. Loeks.

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