All viewers get a free ticket between Feb. 1 and 7. Each participating theater will have two showings per day, but fans should book a time slot in advance to secure a seat.
Disney announced the re-release just after Black Panther scored two SAG Awards, including Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Oscar Best-Picture nominee and SAG Award winner #BlackPanther returns to the big screen beginning February 1. Fans of all ages can see the movie for free in honor of Black History Month at participating AMC Theatres: https://t.co/Bi9Dt7XoKu pic.twitter.com/gUZVvqMS1m
— Walt Disney Company (@WaltDisneyCo) January 28, 2019
The live-action Marvel film is also in the running to win seven Oscars on Jan. 22, including best picture, production design, costume design, original music score, original song, sound mixing, and sound editing.
“Black Panther is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success,” Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of Disney, 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.”