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Tickets Still Available for Special Screening of Get on Up

Proceeds to benefit Mission Mississippi

Jackson, Miss. (July 23, 2014) – On Sunday, July 27, Hollywood will return to Mississippi for the exclusive red carpet screening of Universal Studios’ James Brown biopic Get on Up. The event will be held at Grandview Cinema in Madison.

A limited number of tickets to the event are still available for purchase. The film’s director and Mississippi native Tate Taylor and Chadwick Boseman, the film’s star, will be in attendance to meet and greet ticketholders. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit nonprofit organization Mission Mississippi.

Get on Up was filmed in fall 2013 in Jackson and Natchez and is Taylor’s follow-up to four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster The Help. The film will give moviegoers an inside look at the life of James Brown – from his indigent childhood all the way through his transformation into “The Godfather of Soul.”

The red-carpet event begins at 2 p.m. with screenings starting at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase in two packages:

  • The Director’s Package includes a reserved seat for a private screening of Get on Up with Taylor and Boseman, refreshments during the movie, a limited-edition commemorative poster and a post-screening reception hosted by Governor Phil Bryant and First Lady Deborah Bryant. Tickets for the Director’s Package are $200 per person.
  • The Individual Screening Package includes the screening of Get on Up, refreshments during the movie and a limited-edition commemorative poster. Tickets for the Individual Screening Package are $50 per person.

To purchase tickets online, please visit www.getonupjackson.com. Tickets are also available for purchase by cash or credit card at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. For more information, please call 601.353.0603.

To see the official movie trailer for Get on Up, visit www.getonupmovie.com.