Muhammad Ali tribute: Harkins, AMC to screen 'Ali' to honor the legendary boxer

Posted at 3:18 PM, Jun 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-10 13:15:02-04

Harkins and AMC theaters will screen Ali this weekend in tribute to the legendary boxer and philanthropist.

The 2001 film stars Will Smith as Muhammad Ali, and tells the boxer's story from his rise to fame in the boxing world to his defiance to join the draft, along with his conversion to Islam.

Ali, who fought Parkinson's disease for years, died June 3 at a Scottsdale hospital where he was initially being treated for a respiratory infection. 

Harkins will screen "Ali" at six Valley theaters June 10-16: Arizona Mills (Tempe), Chandler Fashion (Chandler), Christown (Phoenix), Gateway Pavilions (Avondale), North Valley (Phoenix) and Superstition Springs (Mesa).

It will also be shown at Tucson Spectrum in Tucson.

I am Ali will screen only at Harkins Valley Art (Tempe).

Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will benefit the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix, said Harkins.

AMC will show the film at AMC Desert Ridge (Phoenix).

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Trailer: Ali (2001)

Ali had a home in the Valley and was a big supporter and attendee of Celebrity Fight Night, which has raised over $118 million for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, among other charities, over the last 22 years.

His last public appearance was in April where he attended Celebrity Fight Night in Phoenix. Country singer Carrie Underwood was honored at this year's event.