Disney announced Monday that Black Panther will be coming back to theaters for one week at the beginning of February.
The film is celebrating Black History Month and tickets will be free to ensure everyone has a chance to watch the SAG award-winning and Oscar-nominated film.
Black Panther will be available to watch at participating AMC locations from February 1-7, with two showings per day.
Disney is also giving a $1.5 million grant to support UNCF (United Negro College Fund) to help further it’s mission in assisting minority students through college.
Bob Iger, CEO, and Chairman of Disney said they’re proud to give thousands of free screenings of the film in hope that it will continue to inspire viewers.
“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.”
Iger also noted how proud they are to support UNCF to help more students get closer to their dreams of attending college and furthering their education.
Black Panther was a box-office hit when it released in 2018 and has been a cultural phenomenon ever since. The film took home the top award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture from the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night, along with a second award for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture.
Black Panther has been nominated for seven Oscars including Best Picture, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Original Music Score, Best Original Song, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Sound Editing. It is the first superhero film to ever be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
For those who weren’t able to see Black Panther in theaters, find out which theater near you will be screening the film for free.
In the meantime, read IGN’s review of Black Panther where we said, “Black Panther delivers the goods as an adventure film, a political statement, and a cultural celebration.”
Jessie Wade is a news writer for IGN and Black Panther is one of her favorite movies of all time. Chat with her on Twitter @jessieannwade.