PHOENIX — In honor of Black History Month, which is recognized in February, Disney announced on Monday that its Marvel Studios Oscar-nominated film, Black Panther, would return to movie theaters nationwide for a week of free screenings.
In Arizona, the film will be screened at seven AMC theaters in the Phoenix-metro and Tucson from Feb. 1-7, 2019. There will be two screenings per day -- 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. -- at each theater, according to an online schedule.
Last week, the movie became the first comic book-based film to ever receive a "Best Picture" nomination. It is up for six other Academy awards: costume design, original score, original song ("All The Stars"), production design, sound editing and sound mixing. The Oscars air Sunday, Feb. 24 on ABC15.
Here is where the film is being screened in Arizona:
AMC Ahwatukee, 4915 E. Ray Road, Phoenix AZ 85044
AMC Arizona Center, 565 N. Third Street, Phoenix AZ 85004
AMC Deer Valley, 3033 W. Agua Fria Freeway, Phoenix AZ 85027
AMC Mesa Grand, 1645 S. Stapley Drive, Mesa AZ 85204
AMC Desert Ridge, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix AZ 85050
AMC Westgate, 9400 W. Hanna Lane, Glendale AZ 85305
AMC Foothills, 7401 N La Cholla Blvd. Tucson, Arizona 85741
Academy Award Best Picture Nominee Marvel Studios' #BlackPanther returns to the big screen beginning February 1st. Fans of all ages can see the movie for free in honor of Black History Month at participating @AMCTheatres. Visit https://t.co/xhUcG0Mnmr for more info. pic.twitter.com/YJKKjqLu5b— Black Panther (@theblackpanther) January 28, 2019
The Walt Disney Company also vowed to give a $1.5 million grant to benefit the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and "its mission to help minority students access and move to and through college."
"Black Panther is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success,” Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company, said in a prepared 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.