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Get Hispanic Heritage Month started right: Free 'Selena' screening in SA this weekend

"Selena," the 1997 film that starred Jennifer Lopez as the iconic Tejano singer, was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
Credit: SA Parks and Recreation

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with an outdoor screening of the 1997 movie "Selena," which starred a 28-year-old Jennifer Lopez as the eponymous Tejano singer, at the Roosevelt Park Pool on Saturday

Door opens at 8 p.m. and the movie is slated to start half an hour later. "Selena," directed by Gregory Nava, has played a role in preserving the legacy of Queen of Cumbia Selena Quintanilla-Perez. In 2021 the movie was selected for the U.S. National Film Registry. 

Saturday's event is free to attend, but early birds should take note that the pool will close at 7 p.m. for a pre-screening cleaning before welcoming guests at 8 p.m. The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Dept. says moviegoers are welcome to bring fruit and water in small coolers. 

Heed the weather, however: While temps will top out at a relatively nice 92, there's currently a 60% chance of rain for Saturday in the Alamo City. 



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