In wake of social justice protests and folks holding each other accountable, this month should almost certainly turn out to be one of the most widely acknowledged Black History Months in years. Clearwater’s Bilheimer Capitol Theatre is doing its part.
The centenarian hall—located at 405 Cleveland St.—recently announced that seven films with significance to Black history and communities will be shown over the course of six nights at the venue. “This eclectic mix offers comedy, romance, introspection, inspiration, and cultural reflection,” Ruth Eckerd Hall president and CEO Susan Crockett wrote in a press release.
The series kicked off with the 2002 teen drama “Drumline.” Also included in the series will be a pre-Valentine’s Day double feature of the Queen Latifah-graced “Beauty Shop,” and Chris Rock documentary “Good Hair.” Ending the month will be Jamie Foxx’s Oscar-winning performance as Ray Charles (a very early regular at Ruth Eckerd Hall) in 2004’s “Ray.” You can see the rest of the lineup at rutheckerdhall.com.
Tickets for all films are currently on sale. As with all events under the Ruth Eckerd Hall umbrella, masks will be required, as well as temperature checks upon entry.
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