Due to the demand for tickets for the opening-day, red-carpet screening of the feature film "Savannah," Victory Square Cinemas has opened 90 more seats - but tickets are going fast.

Savannah is one of 12 cities across the nation chosen for the opening-day release of the film, which was set and filmed in Savannah. The red-carpet event is set for 7 p.m. Friday at the theater, which is located at 1915 E. Victory Dr.

The director, Annette Haywood-Carter, will attend and conduct a question-and-answer session following the screening. Local actors and crew who participated in the filming also will attend. 

The film tells the story of real-life Savannahian Ward Allen, who in the early 20th century rejected his heritage of wealth to provide markets with fowl he hunted along the Savannah River. With his longtime friend, freed slave Christmas Moultrie, Allen fought for his rights as a hunter.

Along the way, Ward won the hand and heart of his high-society wife, Lucy, who defied her father to marry him. The screenplay was written by Haywood-Carter and her husband, Kenneth F. Carter, and is based on a book, "Ward Allen: Savannah River Market Hunter," written by John "Jack" Eugene Cay Jr.

Tickets must be purchased online in advance. For tickets, visit franktheaters.com, then click on "Georgia," then choose Aug. 23 and the 7 p.m. screening for "Savannah."

Once tickets are ordered, a confirmation will be issued for admission to the event. For information, contact David Gray at 912-224-4432 or send email to david@savannahfilmmakers.com.