‘BLACK PANTHER’ TO RETURN TO SELECT THEATERS FOR FREE
Disney-Marvel wants to celebrate the beginning of Black History Month by bringing Black Panther back to select theaters for a week.
In addition to screening the flick February 1-7, the company is donating a $1.5 million grant to support the United Negro College Fund.
“Black Panther is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success,” Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger said in a release announcing the news. “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.”
Disney and AMC say there will be only two showings a day per theater. Details on participating theaters and tickets can be found here.
Black Panther took home the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. On the contrary, the superhero film received 7 nods from the Oscars, including Best Picture.
“Almost a year ago, movie lovers were transported to Wakanda, and the guest response to Black Panther was unlike anything our industry has seen before,” AMC president and CEO Adam Aron said. “AMC is excited this best-picture-nominated film is once again accessible on the big screen at AMC. We are also pleased to play a constructive role in Disney’s generous support of Black History Month.
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