'Black Panther' Set to Return to Select Theaters With Free Screenings

'Black Panther' is slated to return to 250 theaters for one week (Feb. 1-7).

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: (L-R) Sterling K. Brown, winner of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for 'Black Panther' and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for 'This Is Us,' Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong'o, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Michael B. Jordan, and Andy Serkis(Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)

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On Sunday, Black Panthersnagged a pair of SAG Awards, one for: Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture, and one for: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

That set up nicely for Monday when Disney revealed that the Best Picture nominee would be heading back to a select 250 AMC Theatres for the week of February 1-7. In addition to that, it was announced that admission for the film would be free of charge, meaning that the studio wouldn't add to the eye-popping $1.35 billion it generated at the box office when the blockbuster hit big screens nearly a year ago.

Disney's stated reason for the complimentary tickets was due to it being a celebration of Black History Month. The company further said that they'd give 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 Disney CEO Bob Iger via 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."

Anyway, you're probably wondering whether any of these select theaters are close enough for you to take advantage of this offer. You can get more information on what spots are participating right here.

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