Black Panther Hits Theaters Again, For Free
Black Panther was a cultural phenomenon but if you haven't seen it yet -- or you want to be surrounded by a large cheering crowd rather than cramming friends around your TV -- now's your chance. Disney announced that the movie is heading back to the big screen, for free, at 250 participating AMC Theatres.
It's a one-week engagement, Feb. 1-7, which Disney says is in honor of Black History Month. It also happens to be in the middle of awards season, with Black Panther nominated for seven Oscars including Best Picture. Can't hurt to get people (especially Academy voters) talking about the movie, right?
They'll be doing two screenings a day at each theater, including several locations around Southern California. You can find a theater near you and reserve your tickets here. If the screening you want is full, they also have a number of waiting list slots.
This is the first time a superhero movie has been nominated for Best Picture but Black Panther has some momentum after taking home the SAG Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a motion picture.
In association with these screenings, Disney also announced 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/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."
Wakanda forever -- and in theaters for another week.