Juneteenth Movies


 
On Juneteenth, we celebrate FREEDOM and pay tribute to the rich history and culture of Black people in America.

As part of the first official Clarksville Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 19, join us at the Roxy Regional Theatre as we explore the Black experience with FREE movie screenings of Lee Daniel’s THE BUTLER, Disney’s THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, COMING TO AMERICA and THE COLOR PURPLE. Tickets are available only at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditorium will open 15 minutes prior to each screening.

The Roxy Regional Theatre is a proud sponsor of the Clarksville Juneteenth Festival at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center on Saturday, June 19, from 11am to 9pm. Additional Juneteenth events around town include Juneteenth Freedom Day Unchained at Austin Peay State University on Thursday, June 17, from 6pm to 7pm, and the Clarksville Juneteenth Block Party at Downtown Commons on Saturday, June 19, from 10am to 7pm.
 

The Butler

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

[The Movie]
 
11:00am June 19
 
One quiet voice can ignite a revolution. Forest Whitaker leads an all-star cast as a White House butler who serves eight American presidents over three decades and finds his personal life deeply affected by the sweeping social changes — from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond — he witnesses from his prestigious job.

Rating: PG-13
Running time: 132 minutes
Release year: 2013
Director: Lee Daniels
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Robin Williams
The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog

[The Movie]
 
1:30pm June 19
 
Hardworking and ambitious, Tiana (Anika Noni Rose) dreams of one day opening the finest restaurant in New Orleans. Her dream takes a slight detour when she meets Prince Naveen (Bruno Campos), who has been turned into an amphibian. Mistaking her for a princess and hoping to break the spell, Naveen plants a kiss on poor Tiana — thereby turning her into a frog as well. The pair hop along on an adventure through the bayous to seek the help of a powerful voodoo priestess to restore their true forms.

Rating: G
Running time: 97 minutes
Release year: 2009
Directors: John Musker, Ron Clements
Cast: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David
Coming to America

Coming to America

[The Movie]
 
3:30pm June 19
 
Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is the prince of a wealthy African country and wants for nothing, except a wife who will love him in spite of his title. To escape an arranged marriage, Akeem flees to America, accompanied by his persnickety sidekick Semmi (Arsenio Hall), to find his queen. Disguised as a foreign student working in fast food, he romances Lisa (Shari Headley), but struggles with revealing his true identity to her and his marital intentions to his king father (James Earl Jones).

Rating: R
Running time: 116 minutes
Release year: 1988
Director: John Landis
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Eriq La Salle, John Amos
The Color Purple

The Color Purple

[The Movie]
 
6:00pm June 19
 
Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey star in director Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. From 1909 to 1949, Celie, a Southern Black woman, gradually gains self-respect as she strives to educate herself and to find love — despite an abusive spouse and a society biased against her race and her sex.

Rating: PG-13
Running time: 154 minutes
Release year: 1985
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey, Willard Pugh