“Black Panther” is returning to theaters during the first week of February in celebration of Black History Month — and to sweeten the deal, tickets will be free.The superhero blockbuster will hit the big screen again Feb. 1 to Feb. 7 at 250 AMC Theater locations across the country. AMC will be offering two showings per day at each of the participating theaters.
The announcement comes a day after the cast of “Black Panther” took home the highest honor of the night at the Screen Actors Guild Awards: the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.The superhero movie also scored seven Oscar nominations last week, including Best Picture.
Walt Disney Company CEO Robert Iger, who announced the film’s return to theaters in a press release, also revealed that the company would be donating $1.5 million to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to help in “in furthering [UNCF’s] mission to help minority students access and move to and through college.”
The Walt Disney Company owns Marvel Studios, which produced “Black Panther.” The film grossed over $1.3 billion and is the most tweeted-about movie of all time.
“Black Panther is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success,” Iger said. “We’re proud to provide thousands of free screenings of Black Panther in hopes it will continue to inspire audiences.”