Fresh off of its win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Black Panther is heading back into theaters.
Disney announced Monday (Jan. 28) that Ryan Coogler’s Oscar nominee will play for free Feb. 1-7 at 250 participating AMC theaters to celebrate Black History Month. Disney also said it will give a $1.5 million grant to support the United Negro College Fund.
This is the second time Black Panther has been re-released since it opened in February 2018. For a day in November, it played for free in art house theaters nationwide.
Black Panther on Sunday night won best ensemble at the SAG Awards, the guild’s top prize. The film, which grossed more than $700 million at the domestic box office, is nominated for seven Oscars including best picture.
Black Panther Earns Best Picture Nomination At 2019 Oscars
Black Panther earned a Best Picture nomination at the 2019 Oscars, becoming the first superhero movie to be recognized in the category. The Academy has long had a fickle history with acclaimed genre pictures. While a few have broken through and cracked the major fields, many of them are relegated to the technical categories.
Recent exceptions to this rule include Heath Ledger’s posthumous Best Supporting Actor win for The Dark Knight and Logan’s surprise nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay last year. Fans rightfully celebrated these accolades, but wondered when (or if) one would be in contention for Best Picture.