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“Wakanda forever!” Black Panther is back in theaters this week to honor Black History Month… and tickets are FREE

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By BWST Staff

Just one night after winning the top Screen Actors Guild award for “Best Cast in a Motion Picture”, word came that the Kings and Queens of Wakanda are returning to the big screen in honor of the first week of Black History Month, and all tickets are free.

No, you haven’t died and gone to the ancestral plane.  This is real life.

From Friday, February 1st through Thursday, February 7th, Disney will be offering tickets to showings at 250 AMC theaters throughout the United States at no cost to movie goers.

And before your heart fills with dread like it did when T’Challa plummeted over the waterfall – fear not. We already checked and AMC Southroads in Tulsa made the list.

Fourteen total showings (one at 4pm and one at 7pm each night) will take place over the course of the week at the Southroads theater, located at 41st and S. Yale.

In addition to ensuring that millions across the nation have the opportunity to relive that feeling of flying into Wakanda for the first time, Disney promised today to donate $1.5 million to the United Negro College Fund, a renown organization which provides more than 10,000 scholarships to Black students attending HBCUs each year.

Black Panther, which garnered an estimated $1.35 billion in ticket sales, was one of the highest grossing movies of all time.  The movie, directed by the esteemed Ryan Coogler, is the first movie with a Black director and the first superhero movie ever to win the SAG award for best ensemble.  It is also only the second movie (after Hidden Figures in 2017) with a predominantly Black cast to claim the award.

Tickets are expected to go quickly and those interested are encouraged to reserve their seats ahead of time.

To secure your vibranium… we mean… ticket… and learn more about showtimes, click here.

Tell your auntie we said “hey”.  We’ll see you at the movies.

Wakanda forever.

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