On Friday, June 19th the Tubman Museum partnered with the Macon Centreplex to present a Drive-in Screening of the film Dreamgirls to celebrate African American Music Appreciation Month 2020. The screening will take place in the parking lot in front of the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center. The Edgar H. Wilson Center is located at 200 Coliseum Drive in downtown Macon.
Dreamgirls was jointly produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures in 2006. The film tells the story of Deena, Effie and Lorell who form a music trio called the Dreamettes. When ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. spots the act at a talent show, he offers them the chance of a lifetime, to be backup singers for a national recording star. Taylor takes creative control of the group and eventually pushes the singers into the spotlight. However, one becomes the star, forcing another out, which teaches a difficult lesson about the high cost of fame. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards in 2007 and won the Oscar for Best Sound Mixing and Best Supporting Actress. In addition, the film won Golden Globe Awards for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. It is rated PG – 13 and runs 2 hours and 11 minutes.
This special Drive-in Screening of Dreamgirls began at 8:00 PM. There were no advance ticket sales for this event. The Tubman Museum is encouraging guests to consider a $25.00 cash donation per car for this event. Proceeds from this event will support the Tubman Museum’s Operations and Public Programs. All donations will be accepted and collected at the entrance to the Convention Center parking lot on the night of the event. Contact the Tubman Museum (478-743-7544, www.tubmanmuseum.com) for more information about this event and other public programs. Contact the Macon Centreplex (4478-803-1593, MCP-Info@spectraxp.com) for information about upcoming events at the Macon Coliseum and the Macon City Auditorium.