Marvel Studios' Black Panther will receive a limited theatrical re-release in February to celebrate Black History Month 2019. The re-release arrives a year after Black Panther's intial release - and just in time for awards season.
The re-release will bring Black Panther to AMC theaters for one week only, during which time participating theaters will host two showings of the film per day. Every showing will be free to all, while Disney will donate a $1.5 million grant to the United Negro College Fund.
“Black Panther is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success,” said Bob Iger, Disney's chairman and chief executive officer in a statement (via Variety). “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.”
“Almost a year ago, movie-lovers were transported to Wakanda, and the guest response to Black Panther was unlike anything our industry has seen before,” added Adam Aron, CEO and president of AMC. “AMC is excited this best-picture nominated film is once again accessible on the big screen at AMC. We are also pleased to play a constructive role in Disney’s generous support of Black History Month.”
The week of free showings will take place February 1-7 at 250 participating AMC theaters. This precedes February 24's Academy Awards, for which Black Panther received seven nominations, including Best Picture.