If you missed Black Panther in the theaters, Disney CEO Bob Iger has a nice surprise for you. Following “Black Panther’s” recent Oscar nomination for best picture and a big night at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Marvel film is returning to select AMC theaters for free screenings for the first seven days in February.
“Today we are excited to announce ‘Black Panther’ will return to the big screen to celebrate Black History Month from Feb. 1-7 at participating AMC theaters,” said Disney CEO Bob Iger in a tweet on Monday. “Tickets are free!”
The “Black Panther” cast took home the top prize at the SAG Awards, beating out the casts of BlacKkKlansman, A Star Is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody and Crazy Rich Asians for ensemble cast film. It is also the first superhero / comic book film to earn a nomination for an Oscar for Best Picture.
Black Panther saw its initial theatrical release almost a year ago on February 16, 2018. It grossed more than $700 million in the domestic box office and $1.35 billion worldwide.
In addition to giving away free tickets to the screenings, Disney will be donating $1.5 million to the UNCF, an organization that helps African American students attend and graduate from college.