Get ready to return to Wakanda as Disney has announced that “Black Panther” will return the big screen to celebrate Black History Month. From February 1-7, participating AMC theaters will offer free screenings for those who secure their reservations online.
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther recently became the first super hero film to earn a nomination for best picture at the Academy Awards.
Disney will further the dreams of “Black Panther” by donating $1,500,000 to UNCF, an educational organization that supports HBCUs, to make the dreams of higher education a reality for more students. For nearly 75 years, UNCF has been providing scholarships to students in need, and this grant is part of The Walt Disney Company’s longstanding commitment to diverse communities and to expanding the pipeline of talent.
“‘Black Panther’ is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success,” said Bob Iger, chair and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. “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.”
“We know that providing aspiring young minority talent with scholarships and professional development opportunities is vital to making their dreams a reality,” said UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax. “UNCF is grateful for 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!”
To secure your free ticket to enjoy the thrill of seeing “Black Panther” on the big screen again, visit this website and chose one of 250 participating AMC Theatres locations.