Philadelphia, January 22, 2015 – The City of Philadelphia, corporate and individual sponsors, and community leaders have arranged additional funding for 3,000 more free tickets for Philadelphia youth to see the Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe-winning film Selma in response to the overwhelming demand. As of today, while tickets last, middle and high school students who present a current student ID or report card at the box office of any participating theater will receive free admission.
“I am pleased that there was such a great response to the program ‘Selma for Students’ because it demonstrates that young people are interested in learning about our history,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “Nationally, more than 300,000 young people have seen the film through ‘Selma for Students.’ With these added tickets more young Philadelphians will be able to see Selma and gain a valuable understanding of a critical turning point in our nation’s history.”
The local business leaders leading the effort include: Lydia G. Mallett and Henri G. Moore.
For more information including a list of participating theaters, visit http://selmastudenttickets.com/. Help get the word out about the program using the hashtag #SelmaForStudents.