Second possible standalone for 7/24 issue -- Marshall movie premiere date set

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 19, 2006

Marshall University President Stephen J. Kopp speaks at a tailgate party in Atlanta at the end of filming of "We Are Marshall."

Jack Lengyel, who was coach of the Marshall football team after the 1970 plane crash, speaks at the Atlanta tailgate party.

Red Dawson, an assistant with the Thundering Herd football program after the 1970 crash, talks to the Atlanta crowd. Behind him is Keith Spears, MU's vice president for marketing and communications.

A tailgate party in Atlanta was held at the end of filming for "We Are Marshall." Many Herd fans from West Virginia headed south to take part in the fun.

The Huntington premier of "We Are Marshall" is tentatively set for Thursday, Oct. 26, the day before its nationwide release.

The movie about the aftermath of the 1970 Marshall football plane crash stars Matthew McConaughey and Matthew Fox. Some stars of the movie likely will appear at the Huntington premiere, according to Keith Spears, Marshall's vice president for marketing and communications.

Spears said the premiere likely will be at the Keith-Albee in downtown Huntington.

Filming on the movie recently wrapped in Atlanta. Crews spent about a month in Huntington earlier this year filming scenes for the film.

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