Disney has announced that in celebration of Black History Month, award-winning film Black Panther will return to theaters for a limited engagement. The hit Marvel film recently received a Screen Actors Guild award for Best Ensemble and is nominated for multiple Academy Awards including Best Picture. At select AMC Theaters from February 1-7, Black Panther will be shown on the big screen again, but this time for free. To make sure as many people can take advantage of this unique screening, there will be two showings a day at each participating theater.
In honor of Black History Month Disney also announced that they will be giving a $1.5 million grant to support UNCF (United Negro College Fund) to help in their mission to assist minority students to gain access and move through college. “‘Black Panther’ is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman, and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. “The story also showcases the power of knowledge to change the world for the better, and the importance of ensuring everyone has access to it. We’re proud to provide thousands of free screenings of ‘Black Panther’ in hopes it will continue to inspire audiences, and to support UNCF with a $1.5 million grant to make the dream of higher education a reality for more students.”
Black Panther debuted to rave reviews from both audiences and critics in 2018 and became the highest grossing Marvel film to date. The film follows the king and protector of fictional African nation Wakanda, T’Challa as he battles to keep his throne and save his people from a usurper with ties to his family’s past. The film finished first in box office receipts for 2018 and has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Original Music Score, Best Original Song, Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing at this years Oscars. Free tickets to the limited showing and a list of participating AMC theaters can be found at https://www.weticketit.com/blackpanther
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