Disney Announced today that Marvel’s Black Panther will return to the big screen in celebration of Black History Month, for a special one-week engagement.
- From February 1-7, 250 select AMC Theatres locations will offer two screenings per day.
- In order to ensure that the movie will be accessible to all, tickets will be free for everyone.
- The Walt Disney Company will also give a $1.5 million grant to support UNCF (United Negro College Fund) in furthering its mission to help minority students access and move to and through college.
- Disney CEO Bob Iger shared the news on his Twitter account:
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
What they’re saying:
- Bob Iger, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company: “Black Panther is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success. 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’re proud to provide thousands of free screenings of ‘Black Panther’ in hopes it will continue to inspire audiences, and to support UNCF with a $1.5 million grant to make the dream of higher education a reality for more students.”
- Dr. Michael Lomax, UNCF President and CEO: “We know that providing aspiring young minority talent with scholarships and professional development opportunities is vital to making their dreams a reality. 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. I recall the excitement we all had when ‘Black Panther’ was first released and it’s fantastic that Disney is bringing the record-breaking movie back to the big screen so that we can relive that excitement. Wakanda Forever!”
- Adam Aron, CEO and President of AMC: “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. 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.”