Strand Theatre to present ‘I Can,’ its first run film

Published 10:07 am Friday, September 22, 2023

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The Strand Theatre will present its first run film in “I Can” later this month, according to officials.

According to Pride of Atmore officials, the move was requested early this summer by two softball teams in Poarch.

After many phone calls and several months later, the theatre, which is listed on the U.S. Department of Interior’s Historical Registry, is only one of 100 theaters nationwide premiering the film.

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The film centers around a girl who has one fully-formed arm and develops to be a good softball player.

Katelyn, the lead character, rises above her disability and becomes a star high school center fielder, and plays her way toward a full NCAA scholarship. The film is based on a true story, and deals with characters wrestling with obstacles outside of their control.

The film is perfect for youth groups, baseball and softball teams, senior groups, churches and the general public, officials said.

Cost is $8 per person. The movie is being formally released on Friday, September 22.

Pride of Atmore officials said they can start showing as a premier as early as this Wednesday, September 20 if there is a large group interested. Any groups that are interested and cannot come at the listed showtimes, we very possibly may can customize the time and date for the group, officials said.

Current showtimes include:

  • Friday, September 22, at 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 24, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Monday, September 25, at 11 a.m. for a women’s group and others that are interested
  • Wednesday, September 27, at 6 p.m.