Moviegoers watch "Selma" to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Moviegoers watch "Selma" to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King

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 This is the day we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.  Tonight many went to the Cinemark Theater in Valley View to see the movie "Selma."

The film focuses on some of the key moments in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.  The events in Selma, Alabama and Dr. Martin Luther King's role in those events turned into an historical drama for the big screen.

"I thought it was amazing. I thought they got everything in great detail. From the march to what he said. Everything was great," says Deven Still of Solon.

"It was especially disturbing because when you realize it wasn't that long ago and a lot of the people that you know could also have been affected by the racism and segregation," says Taylor Hood of Westlake.

Todd Hunter drove up from Akron for the event.  "As as African American man it hurt. It hurt to know that people are out there like that. That had that much hate and still have that much hate in their lives today. It hurts," says Hunter.

Hood said the theater was silent during the film. Once it was over, the audience broke into applause.

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