DeKalb Entertainment Commission Supports Black Panther Screening for 700 Local High School Students


The Phoenix Leadership Foundation and the DeKalb Entertainment Commission are bringing Wakanda to Atlanta with a special screening of the new Black Panther movie for local high school students.

700 students from six Dekalb County schools and six Atlanta Public Schools will view the critically acclaimed Marvel Blockbuster film.

When: Tuesday February 20, 2018. Movie begins at 10:30 a.m. Activities continue until 2 p.m.

Where: Movie Tavern at Northlake Festival, 4043 Lavista Road, Tucker, Georgia 30084

The Phoenix Leadership Foundation is headed by James “Jay” and Blayne Alexander Bailey and is dedicated to funding and creating programs that create positive role models.

The Dekalb Entertainment Commission is charged with stimulating economic growth across the county in film, television, music and digital entertainment, attracting and expanding businesses supporting the entertainment industry.


• 700 student arriving to view the Black Panther movie
• African drummers and dancers greet the students upon their arrival
• Students taking part in panel discussions with local business leaders after the film

The organizations worked together to raise over $30,000 to provide on-site entertainment, movie admission, a hot lunch, unlimited popcorn, movie favors and gifts for the students.

“Images matter. It means something for a kid to see their reflection as regal, wealthy, intelligent, strong and powerful,” said James “Jay” Bailey, founder of the Phoenix Leadership Foundation. “This is more than a movie. To see diversity on the big screen excelling as leaders in science, medicine, finance and technology – kings and queens – all woven into an exciting action-packed superhero Marvel Comic blockbuster – this is a MUST SEE!”
About the Film

The Black Panther film tells the story of T’Challa, who returns home after his father’s death to take his place as king. He faces a powerful enemy and is forced into a conflict that not only threatens his home of Wakanda, but the entire world.


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