Georgia theaters to show Jackson service

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 8:09 AM
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At least three Georgia movie theaters are scheduled to show today's memorial service for Michael Jackson.

Fans wait in line Monday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where the memorial service for pop star Michael Jackson will be held today.  Charlie Riedel/Associated Press
Charlie Riedel/Associated Press
Fans wait in line Monday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where the memorial service for pop star Michael Jackson will be held today.

According to the Web site Cinedigm.com, Carmike cinemas in Conyers, Columbus and Savannah plan to carry the live satellite feed from Staples Center in Los Angeles beginning at 1 p.m. EDT.

The site listed no theaters in the Augusta area nor in South Carolina.

About 39 theaters across the nation planned to broadcast the service free.

Coverage will be carried by all the major TV networks, however.

More than 1.6 million people had registered online for free tickets to Jackson's Los Angeles memorial, and 8,750 people were selected to get two tickets each.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/07/09 - 09:31 am
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Now, I'm going to have to

Now, I'm going to have to drive to Savannah to watch it. Heh.

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CoastalDawg 07/07/09 - 10:13 am
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How pathetic. Michael

How pathetic. Michael Jackson certainly influenced the music scene but his extracurricular activities made him someone whose memory should not evoke the worship of millions of people. Recently during a worship service a video was shown which showed how people actually were worshiping Michael Jackson. This country has experienced the deaths of half a dozen very well known people within the past two weeks but none of them has evoked what is happening with the passing of Michael Jackson. The thing his sudden but not totally unexpected death should do is to remind us all of our mortality and cause us to prepare for the world ahead - waiting until death comes is a bit late. Already the courts are overseeing the greed from family members and the mother of two of his children suddenly wants them back. Michael Jackson was an "unusual" musical icon, but we have made him so much more and that is a tragedy in today's world. If you want a hero I present my friend Richard who is right now in Iraq trying to stay alive while unknown people take pot shots at him. Will all of you be there to welcome him when he returns home? Will the Carmike theaters show his return to the country?

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ladybug2 07/07/09 - 10:30 am
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Was that chapter you wrote

Was that chapter you wrote necessary to get your point across?

this is just the start
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this is just the start 07/07/09 - 11:24 am
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Beat It, Riverman1. Go praise

Beat It, Riverman1. Go praise the Wacko

uhhuh
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uhhuh 07/07/09 - 12:23 pm
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Definitely over the top...

Definitely over the top...

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