Post Content

Hundreds attend early Alexandria screening of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Hundreds of Alexandrians packed into the AMC Hoffman Center 22 Thursday night to see an early screening of Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

The event was attended by hundreds of fans in costumes, and included food and live music.

It was also a sequel for City Councilman John Taylor Chapman’s Manumission Tour Company and Elijah Walter Griffin, Sr.’s Griffin Vision Media. The team collaborated for their first screening at the now-demolished Potomac Yard movie theater when the first Black Panther released in 2018.

“It’s very important to the city to have events like this,” Griffin said. “Everybody’s excited to see this movie, and it’s important because we need more Black heroes.”

Griffin and Chapman have also hosted viewing parties for the films Green Book and Harriet. No word yet on their next collaboration.

The event was sponsored by National Capital Bank of Washingtonfibre space, the Debra Deneise Smith Foundation, Colorectal Cancer Alliance, The Rub and Hen QuarterBlack upStart, kweliTVSpottedMPBeverly Tatum, RealtorVirginia Black Lifestyle Magazine and Dyvine BBQ.

Incidentally, Alexandria (at least the name) was a featured location in the movie.

Recent Stories

It’s been a busy week in Alexandria. Just days after Alexandria’s City Council voted unanimously to ditch single-family-only zoning, Mayor Justin Wilson announced that he would not be running for…

The days of digging through archives by address to find a historical report on a building in Alexandria could, themselves, be a thing of the past. Anyone can now easily…

Friends of Guest House needs pajamas and cozy socks for their female residents who are transitioning back to the community from prison. Realtor Maureen Clyne started the annual effort four years ago…

Just Listed in Alexandria

A 4 BD/2.5 BA home with a gas fireplace, patio and a large landscaped yard is included in Just Listed.

Get ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll with this one-of-a-kind, high-octane rockabilly concert experience! Rockabilly Rumble is the all-new, musical experience celebrating the southern rock music that exploded on the scene in the 1950s. Organized by Alexandria City High School Alum and pro-musician Sam C. Jones, this band of world-class performers will have you dancing in your Blue Suede Shoes all night long with songs made famous by Bo Ridley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and more. Relive their most popular hits, along with some forgotten gems. “Rockabilly Rumble” is a dance-worthy, foot stomping evening you’ll never forget!

This show is 21+ only.


Read More

Submit your own Community Post here.

Unwrap the magic of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday all weekend at Current Boutique! Dive into luxury with exclusive deals on pre-loved designer treasures, celebrating sustainable fashion with every purchase. Whether in-store or online, indulge in guilt-free glamour and support local businesses. ✨🛍️👗

💥 Sale: 25% off everything & 50% off tall boots

📅 Date: Friday November 24 – Sunday November 26

Read More

Submit your own Community Post here.

Christmas Through The Ages

Christmas Through The Ages – Join the Washington Men’s Camerata, and Guest Director Scott Tucker for a program of Christmas and holiday music spanning the centuries through today, featuring the music of Bach, Lauridsen, Abbie Betinis, and many others.


Subscribe to our mailing list