Disney announced that Academy Award-nominated “Black Panther” returns to the big screen to celebrate Black History Month for a one-week engagement, February 1-7. To ensure that the movie is accessible to all, tickets are free for everyone, and there will be two showings per day at each participating theater.
Two middle Tennessee theaters, which include AMC Thoroughbred 20 in Franklin and AMC Murfreesboro 16, will screen the movie.
Visit the website here to choose your movie time. Once the time slots are filled, they will create a waiting list for cancellations.
The Walt Disney Company will also give a $1.5 million grant to support UNCF (United Negro College Fund) in furthering its mission to help minority students access and move to and through college. For 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 Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company, said in a release. 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 received several 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. The film was honored at last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, earning two Actor® awards, including Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.