Ryan Coogler's award-winning Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther will be returning to the big screen to celebrate Black History Month from Feb. 1-7 at 250 participating AMC Theatres locations. The film will be shown twice a day with free admission for all.
“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 in an official statement. “AMC is excited this best-picture nominated film is once again accessible on the big screen at AMC. We are also pleased to play a constructive role in Disney’s generous support of Black History Month.”
The Walt Disney Company will donate $1.5 million to support UNCF (United Negro College Fund) to support their efforts to assist and motivate minority students in need of scholarships and resources for college, universities and other higher education.
“We know that providing aspiring young minority talent with scholarships and professional development opportunities is vital to making their dreams a reality,” said UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax. “UNCF is grateful for The Walt Disney Company’s enduring commitment to expanding these types of opportunities, and we’re excited to continue to do so through our Walt Disney Company/UNCF Corporate Scholars Program."
Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Guira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis, was released Feb. 16, 2018. The film earned high praise from fans and critics, bringing in $1.347 billion at the box office.
The film won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture at the SAG Awards. It currently holds 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, marking it as the first Marvel Cinematic Film to be nominated in the Best Picture category.