James Brown movie bio will screen in Augusta week before national release

Friday, June 27, 2014 11:39 AM
Last updated Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:39 PM
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The James Brown movie bio Get On Up will be shown at Augusta’s Regal Cinemas on July 24, eight days before it opens in theaters nationwide.

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Chadwick Boseman, who played baseball legend Jackie Robinson in '42,' gets to show his musical talent in 'Get On Up.'  UNIVERSAL PICTURES
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Chadwick Boseman, who played baseball legend Jackie Robinson in '42,' gets to show his musical talent in 'Get On Up.'

Augusta Museum of History Executive Director Nancy Glaser confirmed the local premiere. A red carpet walk begins at 6 p.m., and the movie screening starts at 7 p.m., Glaser said.

The history museum will host an after party immediately following the screening, Glaser said. Proceeds from the events benefit the James Brown Family Children Foundation.

A manager at Regal Cinemas on Agerton Lane, who would not give her name, said two screens with 726 seats total are reserved to show the movie on July 24.

Glaser said the movie, starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Tate Taylor, also will be shown in other cities before the national release Aug. 1.

Tickets for the movie cost $25, and $75 for the after party, Glaser said. But Regal Cinemas is not selling tickets for the early screening, according to the manager. No information was available on where tickets can be purchased, and it was unclear whether a public ticket sale will be held.

Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver announced the movie screening on his Twitter account Friday, but his assistant Al Dallas said the mayor’s office had no other information to share.

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AFjoe
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AFjoe 06/27/14 - 12:19 pm
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Ski Party

Back in 1965 I saw a movie called Ski Party, one of the Frankie Avalon movies. Anyway James Brown sang "I feel good". I had no idea at the time who he was but still remember James in the ski lodge as he broke out in song & shuffled out the door into the snow.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 06/27/14 - 04:39 pm
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I had the pleasure of running

I had the pleasure of running into James Brown and asked his bodyguards if he might take a few minutes to talk to my children and the children at our birthday party which was at a local fairgrounds. He was there with his family. The birthday party was mostly Davidson Fine Arts students, I explained, saying they would be thrilled to meet him. He did talk to them! I was happy to see he enjoyed it as much as they did. It was gratifying to see the teenagers so excited to see such a world-renowned music icon from my younger days. It was obvious they respected his musical accomplishments and appreciated him taking time for them. This will always be a good memory for us. So of course, if I am able, I would love to go to the premiere of his new movie.

stuaby
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stuaby 06/27/14 - 11:57 pm
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I'll be there or be square!

I'll be there or be square!

Butterman
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Butterman 06/28/14 - 01:37 pm
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Too Bad
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this premier could not be held downtown where JB played a lot of his early gigs. It seems to me The Imperial would have been a nice location for this.

corgimom
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corgimom 06/28/14 - 03:22 pm
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AutumnLeaves, was this before

AutumnLeaves, was this before or after his PCP event and the wide-open public domestic violence towards his wife?

I wouldn't have wanted any child around him. And I bet those people that he terrorized with the shotgun would think that too.

While very talented musically, he was a violent, drug-addicted felon. If he wasn't James Brown and famous, nobody would look at him twice.

If you read the Buddy Dallas story, Dallas openly said that the turkey giveaway and the toy giveaway was done to improve his image, not out of his "love for Augusta" like Brown always said.

I've never been one to think that being famous or talented should be used as an attempt to gloss over unacceptable behavior.

mybaskett
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mybaskett 06/28/14 - 04:50 pm
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Corgimom

This is great news for the fans in Augusta!!

Corgimom, you seem to be such a negative person. I usually skip your comments, but today I was hoping you would say something positive about this event. I was wrong.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 06/28/14 - 05:13 pm
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corgimom, you'd be surprised

corgimom, you'd be surprised what people around you have been the perpetrators in domestic violence situations and you don't even know it. You probably have high opinions of them, not knowing anything about the truth. I was working in the next office complex over when James Brown pulled the stunt with the rifle when he was out of his head on prescription drugs. I'm sure that will be covered in the movie, you don't have to "go there" with me, I know at least as much, maybe more about his history than you do. If you knew the worst about the best people you think you know, you'd be stunned. If you want to continue to try to put a negative spin on everything I write, well, that tells me everything I need to know about you. Whatever he did wrong in his life, he's in God's hands now, for HIM to judge, not you. I prefer to recount his positive qualities at this time of celebration of his musical genius. Like other tormented fine artists over the centuries, so many of them had their own personal demons. May God grant you peace from whatever demons are tormenting you that you feel the need to take your negative feelings out on me. Something tells me you've been barking up the wrong tree.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 06/28/14 - 05:24 pm
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BTW, is it possible all the

BTW, is it possible all the tickets have already been given away or sold to a select few and this event is not really open to the public?

shamrock
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shamrock 06/29/14 - 06:57 am
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Give It Up

It is time for all the JB nay-sayers to just SHUT UP!!! Enough is enough. Get over yourselves ... like you really knew the man and not just what you saw on the news.

RC1966
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RC1966 08/08/14 - 11:47 am
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James Brown was an extraordinary performer

I hope this movie does well...I think the actor does a great job as James Brown, and just doing the foot work alone is an accomplishment. It shows what this man went through as a child and he carried so much into his adult life...but he made it. He had some issues but don't we all? In the longrun, I think he was a good guy at heart. He was really misrepresented in the press, imho.

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