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Studio Movie Grill Chatham celebrates Women’s History Month with Black World Cinema screening

La’Keisha Gray-Sewel with Floyd Webb

Films produced by and for African Americans around the globe can now be seen everyday at Studio Movie Grill Chatham’s Black World Cinema-dedicated year-round screen. SMG Chatham’s Black World Cinema (BWC) screen opened this month with a special showing of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. A panel discussion featuring award-winning writer Rosalind Cummings-Yeates, digital media producer La’Keisha Gray-Sewel, and BWC co-founder and program director Floyd Webb immediately followed the documentary. Guests also enjoyed the new menu options, leather lounge seating, live entertainment, and a contemporary-casual entry and bar area.

Black World Cinema was co-founded in 2005 by Webb and ICE Theaters’ Alisa Starks. It showcases seldom seen classic features and new films from around the world. Its mission is to present films by filmmakers that bring us stories with compelling content and a human dimension seldom presented in mainstream cinema. BWC will feature the film “Chapter & Verse” March 24-30.

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Rosalind Cummings-Yeates

About Studio Movie Grill

Currently now through March 26, SMG Chatham is collecting special, gently used prom dresses for its “Grant the Wish of a Princess!” initiative to help princesses attend their prom in style. Studio Movie Grill, the leader in in-theater dining exhibition and named to Inc. Magazine’s 35th Annual List of Fastest Growing Private Companies, modernized the traditional movie-going experience by combining first-run movies with in-theater dining. Since 2000, SMG has swiftly grown to 24 locations in 9 states.  Its long-standing Special Needs Screenings and Chefs for Children community programs continue to help families everywhere. SMG ranks No. 1 in box offices in in-theater dining concepts. For additional information, visit:

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