Black Panther Returns To Theaters Free For One Week at AMC

Fresh off its Screen Actors Guild Award win for Best Ensemble and its landmark nomination for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, Black Panther is returning to theaters for a one-week limited engagement at select AMC’s across the country.

Select theaters will be doing two showings a day, and the tickets are free so anyone can go see it. A nice attempt to get schools to take kids for field trips, families who don’t often have the money to take their kids to the movies, or even people on fixed incomes now get a chance at a free movie on the big screen.

There are a number of factors contributing to this. One is in honor of Black History Month. It marks a year to the release of the film last year, making it a celebration. Opening this Friday, Superbowl Sunday makes sense because it is a slow week at the movies with the only major release being Miss Bala, meaning Black Panther can draw a good crowd. It also helps build hype for next month’s Captain Marvel and then Avengers: End Game. Finally, it means the film is back in the public spotlight just as Academy Award voting is taking place, helping its chance at winning the big prize.

Along with the announcement, Disney CEO Bob Iger also confirmed that Disney will donate $1.5 million dollars to UNCF (United Negro College Fund), keeping in theme with T’Challa wanting to make a better world by donating to and creating education and outreach programs.

For details on how to get tickets and what theaters are participating check out the link here.