To celebrate Black History Month, AMC announces discounted tickets for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Woman King and other feature films.
AMC Theaters is honoring the best of Black cinema for Black History Month with plans to offer discounted tickets for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Woman King and more in February.
According to Variety, more than 200 AMC locations will charge patrons $5 each to watch the Black Panther sequel and The Woman King, as well as the Jonathan Majors-led war movie Devotion and the biographical drama Till, featuring Danielle Deadwyler and Whoopi Goldberg. The discount will accompany each movie for one week between Feb. 3 and Mar. 2 at the participating locations, with the low-price tickets for The Woman King running from Feb. 17-24 while Wakanda Forever closes out the promotion from Feb. 24 to Mar. 2. Till and Devotion, meanwhile, will be offered from Feb. 3-9 and Feb. 10-16 respectively.
AMC’s Black History Month Tickets
AMC’s chief content officer Elizabeth Frank said the Black History Month initiative, which celebrates Black filmmakers and actors’ vast Hollywood contributions, was inspired by an internal group dedicated to strengthening diversity throughout the long-standing cinema chain. “This programming initiative, which perfectly aligns with AMC’s inclusive programming, originated from the Council on the AMC African American Experience, an internal group of associates that strengthens AMC’s culture by defining opportunities to embrace diversity, lead with fairness and impartiality, and create a more inclusive work environment,” Frank said.
Facing high expectations following the success of Black Panther and the tragic passing of its lead actor Chadwick Boseman, Wakanda Forever delivered, grossing $841 million at the global box office on a $250 million budget. The sequel was a critical success and earned several accolades including five nominations at the 95th Academy Awards which takes place this March. Acclaimed actor Angela Bassett, who played Queen Ramonda in Wakanda Forever, won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture while garnering a similar nomination at the Academy Awards. Both are firsts for an actor in an MCU film.
Meanwhile, The Woman King, a historical action drama about the all-female Agojie tribe in West Africa, has also garnered several plaudits and rave critical reviews since its release last September. Starring Academy Award-winning actor Viola Davis, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness star Lashana Lynch, Thuso Mbedu and John Boyega, the film grossed $94 million at the worldwide box office on a $50 million budget. It also earned a Grammy nomination for Best Original Song and a Best Actress Golden Globe nod for Davis, who played the central character General Nanisca in the film. However, the headliner was snubbed for the Best Actress Oscar, leaving many fans of her and the film upset.
Wakanda Forever lead actor Letitia Wright hinted earlier this month that a Black Panther 3 is in the works, though there’s been no confirmation from Marvel or director Ryan Coogler about a threequel. Meanwhile, there are several spinoffs either in the works or being talked about involving several of its characters including Okoye (Danai Gurira), Namor (Tenoch Huerta) and Ironheart (Dominique Thorne). As for The Woman King, there are no plans for a sequel, though Davis has said she’s open to one given the movie’s success.
Along with AMC’s theatrical showings, Wakanda Forever will begin streaming via Disney+ on Feb. 1 while viewers can watch The Woman King on Amazon Prime Video or Apple TV.
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