Marvel’s Black Panther is being re-released for a week in February, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The screenings will be free in observance of Black History Month at 250 select AMC theaters across the country. Disney also announced a donation of $1.5 million grant to the United Negro College Fund.
The announcement comes a week after Black Panther became the first superhero movie nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and just before the Oscar voting begins. Voting for the Oscars runs from February 12th to 19th. With the announcement, Disney CEO Bob Iger released this statement.
Black Panther is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success. 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.
Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis. The film is written and directed by Ryan Coogler.
Black Panther returns to AMC screen February 1st to February 7th, 2019. Click here to find a theater near you!