AN AMERICAN PATRIOT: USAF Col J Quincy Collins Jr (Ret) [FREE Big Screen Showing]

When: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ayrsley Grand Cinemas
9110 Kings Parade Blvd, Charlotte NC 28273
March of Military Movies with VIPs (veterans in person)
Presented by Carolinas Freedom Foundation RISING STARS Class of 2022

Join the Rising Stars Class of 2022 as they host the inaugural military movie marathon featuring special guest veterans.
Wednesday evening showings at Arsley Grand Cinemas 14 (located at 9110 Kings Parade Blvd, Charlotte NC 28273) are
offered FREE with REGISTRATION. Here is the line-up:

3/1       Black Hawk Down; VIP = Matt Eversmann
3/8       Top Gun: Maverick

3/15     Forrest Gump
3/22     Good Morning, Vietnam
3/29  AN AMERICAN PATRIOT: USAF Col J Quincy Collins Jr (Ret); VIP = Quincy Collins

Register to attend on Wednesday, March 29th, and... witness the extraordinary story of a true American Patriot.  

Captured by the North Vietnamese and imprisoned for seven and a half years, Colonel (retired) Quincy Collins used his innate resolve and the outstanding training that led to his qualification as an elite Air Force fighter pilot to face his captors and emerge as an even stronger and more resolute human being. Wounded twice, he was also twice awarded a Silver Star, in addition to his two Purple Hearts.

Facing a marriage that his time in isolation had destroyed, he met the love of his life, Catherine, and remarried. Returning to life as a civilian, he was highly focused on succeeding at every endeavor. Whether in his very successful venture into real estate, a run for congress or a variety of community service endeavors, he poured himself into making a difference at every level and was recognized by the North Carolina Governor for his outstanding contributions to public service by being awarded the State's highest civilian award, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine-April 1, 2014.

Quincy's story is one of his pursuit of dreams and bouncing back from the terrible fate life dealt him. It is about accepting the challenge he was dealt by this horrific event and continuing his journey to make a positive difference in the lives of every individual he encountered.

All this captured in a story of love, heartbreak, recovery, and fighting for things in life that matter. His story highlights how one individual-whose unfortunate life events might have sent many others into a downward spiral of self-abuse and destructive behavior- emerged as a vibrant, prolific, and optimistic individual whose contributions to society are incredible.

  • Free Movie (with registration)
  • Meet & Greet with Quincy Collins
  • Quincy's memoir available for purchase
  • Safe Room with fellow veterans
  • Concession Specials  
The Carolinas Freedom Foundation Rising Stars Class of 2022 is a group of motivated and dedicated young professionals working to raise money in support of CFF programs that INSPIRE patriotic citizenship in our youth and community as we HONOR the service of veterans and first responders.
Class of 2022 Rising Star Ambassadors...

Alexis Bazile
Christopher Huggins
Keegan McGowan
Matt Simcox