Movie gets special opening
Superintendent of Schools Mark Porter will introduce the premiere of the film, "Won't Back Down," about a mother and a teacher who save a failing school, at 6 p.m. Friday at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., Key West.
Former Superintendent and State Board of Education member John Padget is hosting a "champagne reception" for the opening of the film, which opens nationwide Friday, including in Key West.
The reception starts at 6 p.m. and the screening begins at 6:25 p.m.
"Won't Back Down" stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis and depicts a fight to create a charter school. Porter on Tuesday told the School Board he believes the film is inspiring, despite some recent protests over the portrayal of teachers and their unions.
The Key West McDonald's on North Roosevelt Boulevard was closed Tuesday and Wednesday for plumbing repairs unrelated to the North Roosevelt Boulevard construction.
The restaurant was expected to reopen today, but may face some temporary closures next week.
The restaurant will repave its driveway while Florida Department of Transportation crews remove a curb to allow access for delivery trucks during the next phase of the boulevard overhaul. FDOT spokesman Dean Walters said individual issues such as this are being handled.