“Black Panther” is returning to theaters for free in celebration of Black History Month, Disney announced Monday. Marvel film, which earned sevenIncluding Best Picture, became a cultural phenomenon with a predominantly black cast and inspirational characters.
“Black Panther is important for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success,” Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement. “The story also shows the power of knowledge to change the world for the better and the importance of ensuring that everyone has access to it.”
From February 1-7, Disney said the film would be shown at 250 participating AMC locations. There will be two free performances per day in each theater. You can find tickets here.
“We are proud to provide thousands of free screenings of Black Panther, hoping it continues to inspire audiences,” Disney said, adding that it is offering a $1.5 million grant to support the United Negro College Fund. is “to make the dream of higher education” a reality for more students.
The announcement came a day after “Black Panther” won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
In addition to being an Oscar contender for Best Picture, the Ryan Coogler-directed film also received nominations last week for Best Costume Design, Original Score, Original Song, Production Design, Sound Version and Sound Mixing.
The 91st Academy Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, February 24.
The film made its mark for being the first mega-budget film to feature not only a black lead character, but also a black director, black writer, and a mostly black cast. Fans in Africa also praised “Black Panther” for it,
Black Panther is one of the highest-grossing films of all time, grossing $1.3 billion worldwide.are already running.