Disney has announced that Academy Award-nominated and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) winner “Black Panther” will return to theaters to celebrate Black History Month for one week, Feb. 1-7.
To offer everyone a chance to see the film, all tickets are free to showings at the 250 participating AMC locations. There will be two showings of the film per day at each theater.
In addition to the free screenings, Disney will also donate a $1.5 million grant to support the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), to help minority students access, move to, and get through college.
“‘Black Panther’ is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success,” said Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. “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.”
“We know that providing aspiring young minority talent with scholarships and professional development opportunities is vital to making their dreams a reality,” said Dr. Michael Lomax, president and CEO of UNCF. “I recall the excitement we all had when ‘Black Panther’ was first released and it’s fantastic that Disney is bringing the record-breaking movie back to the big screen so that we can relive that excitement. Wakanda Forever!”
“Black Panther” has received seven Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Original Music Score, Best Original Song, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Sound Editing. This past Sunday, it was announced that the film won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion 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,” said Adam Aron, CEO and president of AMC. “AMC is excited this Best Picture-nominated film is once again accessible on the big screen at AMC.”
To get your free tickets to see “Black Panther,” and to check the list of participating AMC theaters, head to WeTicketIt.com/BlackPanther.
Check out the trailer for the Oscar-nominated film below: