Detroit Institute of Arts to screen 'Black Panther' for free

by

comment
COURTESY PHOTO
  • Courtesy photo

Whether you have yet to see Marvel's instant classic Black Panther or you're a comic book die-hard who has seen it, like, a billion times already, you're in luck — the Detroit Institute of Arts will offer free screenings of the film this month.

The museum will show it at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 and Wednesday, Aug. 29 at the Detroit Film Theatre. The screenings are free with museum admission, which is already free for residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties as well as DIA members. Otherwise, it's $14 for adults, $8 for college students, and $6 for ages 6 through 17. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.



The screenings are part of the museum's "Summer Sci-Fi series" which has shown classic and influential sci-fi, fantasy, and adventure films. The program coincides with the museum's Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibition, on view through Sept. 30.

Based on a comic book character that debuted in 1966, Black Panther drew praise for its Afrofuturist storyline and designs. Black luminaries like journalist Jemele Hill and rapper Tee Grizzley rented out entire theaters so that Detroit schoolchildren could see the movie for free when it first came out earlier this year.




Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.   

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.