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'Selma' gets theater rerelease in honor of 50th anniversary of historic march

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Atsushi Nishijima

Selma is getting another turn in theaters starting this Friday in honor of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery for which the movie is based on, Paramount announced Wednesday.

The Ava DuVernay-directed drama, starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., will be played in 702 theaters in honor of the anniversary, which was March 7.

For the special release there will be a two-for-one ticket offer at participating venues, according to Paramount.

Selma, which opened in select theaters on Dec. 25 last year, has grossed $51.4 million to date. The film won an Oscar and Golden Globe for John Legend and Common’s song “Glory.” It was also nominated for an Oscar and Globe for Best Picture.