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Selma @ Silver Screen Cinema 

By Courtney Knowles

My Vote = Absolutely inspirational

‘Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965’.


Seriously recommended as it really gives you a visual feel of how the black community felt in the 60s in America. Very hard hitting and defiantly had the room in tears.

Folkestone Classic Film Club was set up in 2003 by John Swift and Peter Gee. Meeting every Thursday for tea and biscuits the Folkestone film club provides a variety of films throughout the year on all types of topics. Members pay £4 for each film whilst a standard ticket is £5.50, with the film starting at 11 sharply. 


Going in with only knowledge from a trailer I was not knowing what to expect, yes I knew the film was based around truly amazing events however I did not imagine I would be so engrossed into the story. Immediately you’re captured by the morbid opening of young black children being blown up in a building, unless you don’t have a heart this does make you question humanity.  

The scenery itself of the Silver Screen Cinema lures you in as it gives you the sense of being back in the older times when there was no films, just plays and productions. It’s truly amazing how a room of now can make me, 16 years of age feel like I’m sat back in the 20s. The seating on the floor isn’t tiered however there is a balcony to give you an overlook of the cinema which also includes extra-large seats! 

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