Jefferson County NAACP Critical Of Mount Vernon Theater

(Mount Vernon, IL) — A Mount Vernon movie theater is under scrutiny from local African American leaders. Officials with the Jefferson County NAACP are not too pleased with the lack of diversity in movies showing at the AMC Showplace 8. The theater has not released the film “Selma” despite a national release date of January 9th. Following pressure the AMC Showplace 8 will start showing the move “Selma” next week. NAACP President Eric Patton says the movie house was also late to release the movie “12 Years a Slave” in 2013.