Marvel’s Black Panther debuted right at the beginning of 2018 and then casually went on to smash the box office and make a bit of history along the way, earning $1.3 billion worldwide en route to becoming the first comic book movie nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. History aside, Ryan Coogler‘s Wakandan adventure flick also just happens to own extremely hard, and if you somehow hadn’t seen it on the big-screen—or just want to see it again—AMC has you covered. Black Panther will return to 250 AMC theaters for a one-week engagement starting February 1, and tickets are free of charge to celebrate Black History Month. Walt Disney Studios will also be donating 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,” Robert A. Iger, Walt Disney CEO, said 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, and to support UNCF with a $1.5 million grant to make the dream of higher education a reality for more students.”
Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as the titular king of Wakanda, across from Michael B. Jordan‘s Erik Killmonger, far and away the MCU’s most dynamic villain. (Sorry Tom, enjoy your TV series though!) The film heads into the 91st Academy Awards on February 24 with six nominations—including nods for Production and Costume Design—having just taken home Best Ensemble Cast at the 2019 Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.
“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,” AMC CEO and President Adam Aron said in the statement. “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.”
For more info on where you can catch Black Panther in February, head right here.