January 29, 2019
Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
We can’t think of a better way to commemorate Black History Month than to bring Marvel’s first all-black Billion dollar, Oscar-nominated franchise back to theaters.
Although already on Netflix and DVD, Disney’s CEO Bob Iger announced Monday Ryan Coogler‘s Black Panther (fresh off their 2019 SAG award win for Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture) would return to AMC theaters and fans of the highest grossing film of 2019 will get to see it absolutely free.
“Black Panther is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success. 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,” he said.
Additionally Disney will make a massive $1.5M donation to the United Negro College Fund. Screenings will take place February 1-7 at 250 participating AMC Theaters locations, showing twice a day. Find out if your city made the list here. Can’t get to the theaters? Take a look at this clip of Angela Bassett auditioning for the role of Erik Killmonger or King T’Challa’s guest appearance on Jeopardy.
TELL US: Are you going to see the film again?