Black Panther broke conventions about what a comic book movie should look like by delving into deep social and political themes while staying true to its Marvel Cinematic Universe roots. Earlier this month, the hit film—which was directed by Ryan Coogler—became the first superhero movie to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. (Even more recently, it earned the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.) The movie has already made history, so it only makes sense that it will be a part of this year's Black History Month celebration as well.
Fans who missed Black Panther on the big screen last year—or those who just want to see it again—will have the opportunity to attend a free screening in February. Disney has announced the movie will play twice a day at 250 AMC locations nationwide from February 1 to February 7, 2019. The best part? The tickets are free to all attendees.
Complimentary admission means the studio won’t be adding to the approximately $1.35 billion that Black Panther has already earned at the global office—and the people of Wakanda wouldn't have it any other way.
“Black Panther is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success,” Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger said in a statement. “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.”
Iger also announced that Disney will donate $1.5 million to the United Negro College Fund as part of the event.
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