Mid-South students watch 'Selma' film in honor of Martin Luther - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mid-South students watch 'Selma' film in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Students can watch the film 'Selma' for free at the Malco Paradiso. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) Students can watch the film 'Selma' for free at the Malco Paradiso. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)

A lot of people spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day seeing the civil rights film "Selma."

But, thanks to Mayor A C Wharton, many more Mid-South students can see the film for free at some Malco theaters.

Wharton partnered with the film studio to give away 10,000 tickets to children who showed their student ID or report card.

"I think it's great that he would let students in to see a history movie like that," said 9th grade student Viree Potter. "It was just very nice and kind."

Malco says it can't release attendance figures or how many of those showings were sold out.

Students can still get tickets at the Paradiso, Southaven, or Majestic Malco locations.

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