View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
Hallelujah at the Rives Theatre
The Rives Theatre
Martinsville, VA
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.


Hallelujah at the Rives Theatre
Sun., February 24th
Pre-screen talk with Dr. Fred Motley at 2:30pm; Movie at 3pm

The Rives Theater celebrates Black History Month with the screening of the 1929 film, Hallelujah, the first all African American cast film produced by MGM.

Hallelujah Synopsis: Zeke Johnson (Daniel L. Haynes) and his brother, Spunk (Everett McGarrity), sell their family's crops for $100. When Zeke manages to lose the money gambling, due to his shifty girlfriend, Chick (Nina Mae McKinney), a fight ensues in which Spunk is killed. This causes Zeke to leave and seek a religious life. Years later, he returns to his hometown as a preacher, bringing his fiancée, Missy Rose (Victoria Spivey). However, Chick is still interested and knows how to manipulate him.

The celebration will open with a pre-screening talk led by Dr. Fred Motley. He will be discussing the important role this film played in its era as well as the influence it has had in the film industry from then until now.

Fred Motley is a storyteller/educator, theatre director, and actor who has been professionally active across the southeast and the nation for more than 30 years. Dr. Motley performs, directs and gives workshops at festivals, colleges and universities, schools, libraries and community events with special emphasis on African-American history and stories.


The Rives Theatre (View)
215 E. Church St.
Martinsville, VA 24112
United States


Education > Classes
Film > Movies
Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Contact us
24/7 Customer Service
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2019 Mobile EN ES FR