“Black Panther” returns to theaters through Thursday, and you can see it for free.
Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger tweeted the news January 28, telling fans the Marvel blockbuster will be in participating AMC theaters to celebrate Black History Month.
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Today we are excited to announce #BlackPanther will return to the big screen to celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth from Feb 1-7 at participating AMC theaters. Tickets are free! We will also donate $1.5M to @UNCF to make the dream of higher education a reality for more students.— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) January 28, 2019
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Having an all black cast and director, Ryan Coogler, made the movie a cultural milestone for African-Americans throughout the world.
"No one has ever seen a movie like this before," Gil Robertson,president of the African American Film Critics Association, told The AJC in 2018. "It's certainly a cultural phenom. The anticipation around the film all throughout black America is hyped. AAFCA has never witnessed such a strong visceral connection to a movie before people have even seen it."
"Black Panther" was filmed in Atlanta and surrounding counties, and almost $84 million of "Black Panther's" reported $200 million budget was spent in Georgia.
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Because of its Atlanta ties, special screenings were held before the movie’s official release. Atlantans showed up in traditional African outfits and even performed dances ahead of these screenings.
And now, for one week, fans can see "Black Panther" on the silver screen again. All tickets to the free screenings must be claimed online.
These Atlanta area theaters will be showing the movie:
- AMC Camp Creek 14 (all shows have tickets still available)
- AMC Parkway Pointe 15 (all 7 p.m. shows have waitlist; 4 p.m. shows have tickets)
- AMC Phipps Plaza 14 (all shows have waitlist)
- AMC Conyers Crossing 16 (all shows have tickets still available)
- AMC North DeKalb Mall 16 (all shows have tickets still available)
- AMC Colonial 18 (all shows have tickets still available)
- AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (all shows have tickets still available)
- AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (all shows have waitlist)
More information on screenings can be found here.
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