Celebrating Black History Month with Films on the Big Screen

Coming in February to theaters nationwide will be a special series of films celebrating Black History Month. Film distribution company Fathom Events presents a five film series dedicated to the great filmmakers, movies and accomplishments of the African-American community. See this series at select movie cinemas across the country.

Ark-La-Tex theaters showing the Black History Month films:

Cinemark Tinseltown (8400 Millicent Way) in Shreveport.

Texarkana Pavilion 14 (4230 St. Michael Dr.) in Texarkana

Tinseltown USA Monroe (220 Blanchard St.) in West Monroe

Due to Covid-19, seating is limited and masks are required to watch.

Tuesday, February 2 at 7:00pm – Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA. One of science fiction’s greatest actresses issued a challenge to the space agency as they developed the Space Shuttle. See how one woman helped changed the real life Space Age. Following the presentation, enjoy a behind-the-scenes documentary. Only showing at Cinemark Tinseltown in Shreveport.

Tuesday, February 9 & Saturday, February 13 at 7:00pm – Ray. Jaime Foxx steps into the shoes of music legend and icon Ray Charles in this biopic. It’s a tale of hope, redemption and the human spirit.

Tuesday, February 23 & Saturday, February 27 at 7:00pm – Get On Up: The James Brown Story. The late Chadwick Boseman portrays the Godfather of Soul as the film takes you through Brown’s life with all of the ups and downs.

Thursday, February 25 & Friday, February 26 at 7:00pm – God’s Compass: Find Your True North. Karen Abercrombie stars in this faith-based drama as a woman makes decisions that changes lives forever. Abercrombie also appears before the film with an exclusive introduction.

Sunday, February 28 & Wednesday, March 3 at 7:00pm – Boys N the Hood. TCM Big Screen Classics presents the 30th anniversary of this ground breaking film. Set in Los Angeles, this comin-of-age film tests life lessons. A 3:00pm matinee is schedule for Sunday, February 28 as well. Not showing in Texarkana.

Speaking of legendary entertainment, the oldest continually operating African-American restaurant in the country is in Shreveport.

African art treasures at the Southern University Museum of Art Shreveport