About 150 Compton Residents Receive Free Passes to ‘Straight Outta Compton' Premiere

Universal Pictures treats residents to show.

About 150 Compton residents were treated to the highly-anticipated premiere of 'Straight Outta Compton' at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Monday.

The residents were being accommodated to the screening by Universal Pictures, which is distributing the film.

Attendees planned to meet at the Compton City Hall where they would receive their free passes. Compton Mayor Aja Brown was expected to attend and travel with the residents to the Microsoft Theater where she would also watch the premiere.

Residents were going be transported to the show in three private car rails on the Metro Blue Line, which would depart from the Compton station around 6 p.m.

"Straight Outta Compton" chronicles the foundation and journey of N.W.A., one of the most noted and controversial rap groups to originate from Compton.

"Straight Outta Compton" receives a wide release on Aug. 14.

"Straight Outta Compton" is a Universal Pictures release. Universal Pictures is owned by Comcast, the same parent company as NBC4.


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CORRECTION: A previous version of this article referred to Microsoft Theater as Nokia Theater.

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