AMC theaters to show ‘Black Panther’ for free to celebrate Black History Month

The huge blockbuster superhero film “Black Panther” will be returning to select AMC theaters for a week in February to celebrate Black History Month — and tickets will be free.

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Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger on Monday announced the decision to honor the film for its financial and award-winning success and to celebrate Black History Month on Twitter.

Walt Disney owns Marvel Studios, which produced the film. The movie garnered six Academy Award nominations, the most ever for a movie in the superhero genre.

Iger wrote that the movie would be screened Feb. 1-7 at participating AMC theaters.

 

He touted the film's diversity while also saying that Disney would be donating a $1.5 million grant to the United Negro College Fund, the country’s largest minority education organization.

“‘Black Panther’ is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success,” Iger wrote 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.”

The film became the highest-grossing superhero film in North America just weeks after its release.