Kenny Leon Announces Atlanta Premiere of Television Movie The Watsons Go to Birmingham


Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company invite you to a Private, Advance Screening of The Watsons Go to Birmingham, a film produced by Tonik Productions, Walden Media, ARC Entertainment for the Hallmark Channel, directed by Kenny Leon. Thursday, September  5, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Georgia Pacific Auditorium. The film was shot in Atlanta in April of this year.
The evening will include the advance, private viewing and a reception with Kenny and a post-screening discussion with Kenny Leon moderated by Valerie Jackson.

All proceeds benefit True Colors Theatre Company’s 2013-2014 season.

$150 per person, $250 per couple, or $350 per family (2 adults and up to 3 children under the age of 16).

$1000  Season Donor: Includes 2 tickets to the screening plus season long benefits found here:

$5000 The Watsons Go to Birmingham Title Presenting Sponsor: Includes 10 tickets to the screening plus name recognition on invitations and at the event.

RSVP to attend via email to

Walmart and P&G present the Walden Family Theater television premiere of The Watsons Go to Birmingham Sept. 20 on Hallmark Channel.

In the summer of 1963, Daniel and Wilona Watson and their three kids, 15-year-old Byron, 11-year-old Kenny and 8-year-old Joetta, leave their home in Flint, Michigan for a family road trip to Birmingham, Alabama. Daniel and Wilona are fed up with Byron’s juvenile delinquent antics, and have decided what he needs is a dose of his Grandma Sands’ no-nonsense approach. So the Watsons load up their 1948 Plymouth Brown Bomber and head south, with plenty of laughs en route. When they finally make it to Birmingham, they soon discover that life is very different there than in Flint – and not necessarily for the better. During that historic summer, the Watsons find themselves caught up in something far bigger than Byron’s troubles; events that will change their lives – and the nation – forever.

Starring Anika Noni Rose, Wood Harris, David Alan Grier, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Bryce Clyde Jenkins, Harrison Knight, and Skai Jackson.

Venue: Georgia Pacific Auditorium, 133 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303


Tickets are available by emailing your request to or calling 404.532.1901

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