Tyrone Poole to provide free family movie event

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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Registration for the movie night is now closed as the event has reached capacity.

Two-time Super Bowl champion Tyrone is again returning to LaGrange to support the community in which he grew up. In March, the Tyrone Poole 38 Foundation is hosting a free family movie night at the AMC theater in LaGrange.

The foundation is renting out a full theater for families to enjoy a night out at the movies and spend quality time together. The movie Ant-Man and the Wasp will be shown.

The family movie outing will be held on Sunday, March 5 at 4 p.m. at the AMC Classic LaGrange. Guests are asked to arrive by 3:45 p.m.

The event is free, but space is limited so families are asked to register online for the event.

Free drinks and popcorn will also be available for attendees.

The event will also feature a shoe giveaway. Some lucky attendees will also receive a free pair of Poole’s WTT cross-training sneakers.

Tyrone Poole 38 Foundation Executive Director LaShelle Blue said that Poole will be speaking before the movie to give a bit of his story of growing up in LaGrange and going on to achieve NFL success.

Poole was a star athlete at LaGrange High School, going on to play college football at Fort Valley State University and later the NFL. After being drafted in the first round in 1995 by the Carolina Panthers, Poole went on to have a 13-year NFL career.

Poole played for six NFL teams, including the New England Patriots, where he won two Super Bowls with Tom Brady in 2004 and 2005. Poole retired from the NFL in 2008.
The free family movie outing is just one of many ways Poole has supported the LaGrange community from holiday turkey giveaways to hosting father-daughter and father-son events.

“Before the movie, there will be a presentation of just empowering everybody there, just talking about how they can make it and do and be whatever they want in life, especially for the youth,” Blue said. “Tyrone will be talking about his success, how he came from a small town and was able to make a difference by coming back to support the community.”

Registration for the event has started, so people are encouraged to sign up while space is still available. Blue said the theater seats 96 people, so they expect to run out of tickets at some point.

To register for the event, visit https://my.forms.app/form/63e2934d6c5c2579e21fa06a/