Disney announced Monday that Black Panther will return to the big screen from Feb. 1-7 – with tickets free for everyone – in celebration of Black History Month.
The film, directed by Ryan Coogler, who was raised in both Richmond and Oakland, will be screened at 250 participating AMC Theatres nationwide – the closest to us being AMC Bay Street 16 in Emeryville. There will be two showings per day at each theater. To book your tickets, go here.
Also, The Walt Disney Company announced a $1.5 million grant to support UNCF (United Negro College Fund) in furthering its mission to help minority students access and move to and through college.
“Black Panther is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success,” said Robert A. 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.”
The decision comes after Black Panther earned 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. At this week’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, the film earned two Actor awards, including Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.