If you somehow missed seeing Black Panther when it hit theaters last year, rest assured: you’ll get another chance in just a few days! Following a historic win for the ensemble cast at the 25th annual SAG Awards, Marvel Studios announced that the film will return to the big screen on Feb. 1, in honor of Black History Month.
It gets better. At 250 participating AMC Theatres locations, tickets will be 100 percent free to moviegoers, regardless of age. Of course, the film is currently available on DVD, Blu-ray and Netflix, but there’s something special about the big screen. The screenings will also help Disney spread the news of its $1.5 million grant to the United Negro College Fund.
“Black Panther is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success,” Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger said in a press release. “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.”
Academy Award Best Picture Nominee Marvel Studios' #BlackPanther returns to the big screen beginning February 1st. Fans of all ages can see the movie for free in honor of Black History Month at participating @AMCTheatres. Visit https://t.co/xhUcG0Mnmr for more info. pic.twitter.com/YJKKjqLu5b
— Black Panther (@theblackpanther) January 28, 2019
Black Panther was the highest-grossing domestic film of 2018. It’s nominated for a whopping eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, making it the first superhero film to ever receive an Oscars nod in that category.
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