Black Panther is breaking notions about what a comic book film looks like by delving into social and political themes while staying true to its Marvel Studios roots. Earlier this month, it became the first superhero film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, and more recently earned the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. As the movie has already made history, it makes sense it will be part of the Black History Month celebrations this year.
Fans who missed the movie on the big screen last year will have the opportunity to see it in celebration of the 2019 Black History Month. On Tuesday, Disney announced Black Panther will play at 250 AMC locations nationwide from Feb. 1-7.
And what’s the best part of the celebration? The tickets are free to all attendees, and Marvel fans will have two opportunities each day to see the movie. Free admission means the studio won’t be adding to the $1.35 billion Black Panther generated at the box office when it hit theaters in Feb. 2018.
Academy Award Best Picture Nominee Marvel Studios' #BlackPanther returns to the big screen beginning February 1st. Fans of all ages can see the movie for free in honor of Black History Month at participating @AMCTheatres. Visit https://t.co/xhUcG0Mnmr for more info. pic.twitter.com/YJKKjqLu5b— Black Panther (@theblackpanther) January 28, 2019
“Black Panther is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success,” said Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger 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 Disney will donate $1.5 million to the United Negro College Fund as part of the event.
Fans can check here if Black Panther will be playing at a theater near them to book their chance to see the breathtaking views of Wakanda on the big screen one more time.