Big Sean Buys Out Detroit Theater for 'Queen & Slim' Screening

Entry for the 7:00 p.m. showing will be free for the first 200 people.


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Big Sean is throwing his full support behind the Lena Waithe-scripted Queen & Slim, which hit theaters nationwide on Wednesday.

Following this Thanksgiving-themed turkey and canned goods distribution initiative earlier this week, Sean has announced that he's giving 200 fans the chance to catch a free screening of the film starring Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith. 

On Friday, fans in the Detroit area can hit up the Emagine Royal Oak theater starting at 1:00 p.m. for a chance at tickets. Entry for the 7:00 p.m. showing will be free for the first 200 people, with tickets for the buyout limited to two per person.

"It's such a huge compliment," Waithe told Complex over the summer of the Melina Matsoukas-directed film drawing comparisons to a pair of classics. "Bonnie & Clyde changed the conversation. Thelma & Louise is iconic. But the thing that they aren't realizing is another reference for me would be Set It Off. In terms of black people being at a very difficult place with their back being against the wall and nothing that they [can] do [but] to keep going."

Below, catch an exclusive clip from the film, then catch it at a theater near you:

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