Wakanda forever -- and for another week in theaters.
"Black Panther" is headed back to the big screen. In honor of Black History Month, select AMC Theatres locations will offer free screenings of the Oscar-nominated superhero film between Feb. 1 and 7. Screenings will take place in more than 250 theaters, and you can claim your tickets online.
The event stems from a partnership between The Walt Disney Company and AMC Theatres. It also comes a $1.5 million donation from Disney to the United Negro College Fund, an organization that promotes minority education. Disney CEO Bob Iger shared the company's excitement about offering "thousands of free screenings of 'Black Panther'" and noted that it is proud "to support UNCF with a $1.5 million grant to make the dream of higher education a reality for more students."
"'Black Panther' is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success," Iger also said 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 expect tickets to go fast, so make sure to get yours early.
[via: EW; Comicbook.com]
After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people. Read More