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Happening tonight: Free movie premiere and discussion at the Strand



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(photo from Visit Mississippi CC by ND 2.0

Tonight, the Strand Theatre in Vicksburg presents a movie about the city’s iconic Margaret’s Grocery.

“The Oral History of a Southern Vernacular Palace” premieres Saturday, March 7, at 6 p.m.

The film is about the greatest love story of all time and one of the most significant folk art environments in the country, Margaret’s Grocery in Vicksburg, created by Rev. H.D. Dennis and Margaret Rogers Dennis. The film is directed and edited by Susie Altman.

This event is free and open to the public. You can read more about the film and see a trailer at

The premiere will be followed by a panel discussion led by preservationist, educator and curator Lisa Stone and graduate art student Catherine Lamendola from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The popcorn is also free.

The Strand Theatre is located at 717 Clay St.

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