Some movie theater chains will honor Chadwick Boseman, the “Black Panther” star who died last week after a four-year battle with colon cancer at the age of 43.
AMC Theatres, Regal Cinemas, Cinemark and other movie theater chains will re-release the Jackie Robinson baseball biopic “42,” as a tribute to the late actor, Variety reports.
More than 740 locations nationwide are set to release the film, in partnership with Warner Bros. and Legendary. Other theater circuits set to screen “42” are Marcus Theaters, Alamo Drafthouse, Harkins, Galexy and a number of independent operators, according to Variety.
Tickets for the film at AMC locations will only cost $5 for the screenings beginning on Sept. 3. It’s unclear what other chains will charge.
In the New Orleans area, screenings for “42” are listed at AMC Westbank Palace 16, AMC Elmwood Palace 20, Regal Grand Esplanade and Regal Covington.
The biographical sports drama marked Boseman’s breakout role, suiting up as Jackie Robinson, the first Black athlete to play in Major League Baseball in 1947.
Boseman became known for his portrayal of other notable Black icons during his career. In addition to playing Marvel’s first Black superhero in “Black Panther”, other standout roles included singer James Brown in “Get on Up” and the first Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall.”
The actor’s final performance in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” will be released posthumously on Netflix.