The Ritz Theater will host a series of films in honor of Sidney Poitier

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SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) – The Ritz Theater in Sheffield will host a series of films this week to honor the life and work of the late Sidney Poitier. Poitier died on January 6, 2022 at the age of 94.

The theater will screen three of Poitiers’ most famous films over three nights. “Stir Crazy” will be screened on February 17, followed by “In the Heat of the Night” on February 18 and finally “Raisin in the Sun” on February 19. All shows start at 7 p.m. and are $10 each.

During the screening, local film or art writers will introduce the film, including Vicki Goldston and Lee Murkey.

Poitier was best known as the first black man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, which he won for his work in “Lilies of the Field” in 1963. Poitier, one of the last living stars of his Hollywood gold, was also awarded. the Golden Globes, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Grammys.

Tickets for all shows are available at tennesseevalleyarts.org. A pass for the entire series will be available for $25.

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