Althea Week

Aug 25-30, 2015


A celebration of Althea’s birthday (Aug. 25, 1927), her accomplishments at the

US Open and the national broadcast of the documentary film ALTHEA, on PBS’

American Masters, Sept. 4th, 2015 at 9pm

Schedule of Events

Harlem junior tennis & education  program

The Harlem Junior Tennis & Education Program will host a viewing of the Althea at the Harlem Armory where Althea trained and competed. Katrina Adams, Dante Brown, Directors. Filmmaker Rex Miller will join the audience for a Q/A following the screening.

For more info please visit


DATE: Tuesday, August 25 2015

TIME: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

LOCATION: Harlem Armory – 40 West 143rd Street NY, NY 10037

TICKETS: Open to all – Please RSVP (212) 491-3738



films at the schomburg

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Presents AMERICAN MASTERS, ALTHEA: Remarks by Neal Shapiro, President & CEO WNET and Michael Kantor, Executive Producer, American Masters, excerpts from the film, a discussion and reception with  The Honorable David N. Dinkins, Art Carrington, Leslie Allen and director Rex Miller. Talk-back with guests and reception following the screening.

For more info please visit Films at The Schomburg


DATE: Tuesday, August 25 2015

TIME: 6:00pm to 9:00pm

LOCATION: The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium – 515 Malcolm X Boulevard NY

TICKETS: Seating Limited Registration Required




ALTHEA Screening at queens theatre

The Queens Theatre presents the Queens Premiere of ALTHEA, as part of Queens Day at the US Open.

For more info

Box Office: (718) 760-0064


DATE: Wednesday, August 26 2015

TIME: Doors 6:30pm / Screening 7:00pm

LOCATION: Queens Theatre: 14 United Nations Avenue SouthFlushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, NY 11368

TICKETS: Free (capacity 472)



Imagenation cinema foundation

Imagenation Cinema Foundation presents a screening of ALTHEA. Q&A with director Rex Miller to follow.

Please visit to learn about the #iLoveSoulCinema crowdfunder.


DATE: Thursday, August 27 2015

TIME: Doors 6:30pm / Screening 7:00pm

LOCATION: ImageNation's RAW SPACE – 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., New York, NY 10027 (btw. 121st & 122nd)

TICKETS: Free – $5 Suggested Donation –




west side tennis club, forest hills

The West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, hosts a screening of ALTHEA. Reception and outdoor screening on the grass courts just after sunset. Visit the legendary site of Althea’s groundbreaking 1950 match against Louise Brough, and her 1957/58 US National titles. In the shadow of the grand old stadium, built in 1923 and recently renovated, the film will be viewed after sunset on a 20' screen. Cocktails available beforehand. Q&A with director Rex Miller and Lenny Simpson to follow. For more info Forest Hills


DATE: Friday, August 28 2015

TIME: 8:00pm

LOCATION: The West Side Tennis Club – 1 Tennis Pl, Forest Hills, NY

TICKETS: Open to public, please RSVP as seating is limited

(718) 268-2300 Ext 115  Attn: Bob Ingersole



The jungle: Re-dedication of courts

The David Dinkins Tennis Club at The Jungle presents, “A re-dedication of the Althea Gibson and Sydney Llewellyn courts at The Jungle public courts”, 7th Avenue and 150th St., Harlem, in honor of those who have contributed to the Jungle's legacy. This year's inductees will be David Dinkins and tennis great Bob Ryland. The ceremony will start at 10:00 AM. It will be followed by a party for kids and their parents, in conjunction with our weekly “Free 10 and Under Family Tennis/Reading Program.” All are welcome!

For more info: (646) 532-9052


DATE: Saturday, August 29 2015

TIME: 10:00am

LOCATION: The Jungle public courts – 7th Avenue and 150th St., Harlem NY, NY *Parking is available up the school's ramp next to the park at 7th Avenue and 150th St.

TICKETS: Free - All are welcome!



Long Island Premiere

Long Island Premiere screening of ALTHEA, presented by the Gold Coast Film Festival. Q&A with director Rex Miller to follow.

This premiere is sponsored in partnership with the USTA Eastern Long Island Region

For more info please visit Gold Coast International Film Festival


DATE: Saturday, August 29 2015

TIME: Doors 7:00pm; Screening 7:30pm

LOCATION: Soundview Cinemas, Port Washington, NY

TICKETS: Regular $15 / Student $10




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