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'Black Panther' returns to theaters for Black History Month

REVOLT TV

 // Jan 29, 2019

Less than one year since it made its debut and became 2018's highest domestic grossing film, Black Panther is set to make its return to the big screen.

This time around, the critically acclaimed film will be rereleased in theaters for one week in February in honor of Black History Month and movie goers will be given the opportunity to see it free of charge.

As announced by Marvel Studios on Tuesday (Jan. 29), the screenings will begin on Feb. 1 and run through Feb. 7 at 250 participating AMC Theatres locations. There will be two showings per day at each participating theater.

In addition to airing the film for free in select cities across the U.S., the Walt Disney Company will also give a $1.5 million grant to support UNCF (United Negro College Fund). The UNCF, which is the nation's largest minority education organization, helps offer scholarships to students in need.

"'Black Panther' is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success," Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Walt Disney Company Robert A. Iger shared 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'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."

Black Panther is currently up for seven Oscar nominations; including Best Picture, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Original Music Score, Best Original Song, Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing. This past weekend, on Sunday (Jan. 27), the film won the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Award.

Those interested in viewing Black Panther as part of this one-week initiative can sign up for tickets here. After they "sell out," a waiting list will be created.

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