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KIPP Delta Public Schools Announces Malco Classic Movies

KIPP Delta Public Schools announces a new community initiative - Malco Classic Movies, a series of Hollywood blockbusters open to everyone in the community. Each month, a new movie will be shown at the historic Malco theatre on Cherry Street.

Liz Thomas, KIPP Collegiate High School drama teacher, dreamed up the idea for the Friday films.  “Our movie series offers top entertainment at a very affordable price in a safe place. KIPP students, teachers and staff handle concessions, serving up lots of hot popcorn and cold drinks.  We invite everyone to come downtown for great movies and lots of family fun,” Thomas said. 

November’s feature film is “Star Wars IV – A New Hope” set for Friday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $2.00 per person. Other upcoming movie titles include Home Alone and A Miracle on 34th Street (1947 version) in December) and Casablanca in January.

About KIPP Delta Public Schools
KIPP Delta Public Schools are tuition‐free, open enrollment, public charter schools that accept all students on a space‐available basis. Our mission is to empower students from high‐poverty communities to develop the knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary to pursue a college education and a life of value, joy, and integrity. For more information, visit www.kippdelta.org.

About KIPP
KIPP has grown from two original schools founded by Teach For America alumni Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin to a national network of 109 free, open enrollment, college‐preparatory public charter schools. Over 95 percent of students enrolled in KIPP schools are African American or Hispanic/Latino, and more than 80 percent qualify for the federal free and reduced‐price meals
program. To date, over 85 percent of students who have graduated from KIPP middle schools have matriculated to college. For more information, visit www.kipp.org.

Contacts:
Liz Thomas, Drama Teacher, KIPP Delta Public Schools – 870-714-5699 or Elizabeth.thomas@kippdelta.org.

Carissa Godwin, Development Director, KIPP Delta Public Schools – 870-714-9453 or Carissa.godwin@kippdelta.org.

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If you are a journalist or a member of the media and have an inquiry, please contact:

Carissa Godwin
Chief Development Officer
870-714-9635
carissa.godwin@kippdelta.org