By Collin Kelley
INtown Editor

Druid Hills Baptist Church is known for programs for members and the greater community, but one of the more unique ministries is Intown Movie Night.

Held the first Thursday of every month, the church opens up its social hall at 1085 Ponce de Leon Ave. for the homeless to come in, have a meal and watch a recent film. Community Chaplain Allen Jones said movie night has grown by word of mouth with an average of 40 people in attendance.

Some of the recent films shown include Argo, Skyfall and The Avengers. Jones said facilities manager Jim Wright selects the films and always goes for action or comedy, since those are the most popular with guests.

“The guys who come in are appreciative,” Jones said. “It gives them a chance to get something to eat and have some entertainment. We have quite a few regulars who are here every month, while some just for food and go on their way.”

Jones said volunteers are needed to help prepare food and refreshments – sandwiches, popcorn and lemonade – from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and a second shift to serve and clean up from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. If you would like more information, contact Jones at or visit

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.