Fans of the late Chadwick Boseman are seeing some of his most celebrated works revisited in the wake of his death.
Just two days after it was revealed the award-winning actor died after a four-year battle with colon cancer, ABC announced it would air his magnum opus – ‘Black Panther’ – in a commercial-free format, a feat that resulted in the network dominating Sunday night (August 30) ratings (as we reported here).
Now, another of his prized films – ’42’ – will get the re-aired treatment after Warner Bros. announced the biographical flick is headed back to theaters for a limited time.
“…the decision to show the film in 300 AMC locations beginning Thursday [September 3] was made in celebration of Boseman’s life, with 42 chosen as an appropriate representation of his career excellence after gauging guest feedback about their favorite performances from his filmography (not including Black Panther, which already screened at AMC throughout the last week).
The film will be in 740 total locations around the country, also including theaters operated by Regal, Cinemark, Marcus, Alamo Drafthouse, Harkins, Galaxy, and other independent owners.”
’42’ tells the story of Jackie Robinson, the iconic African American sports figure credited with breaking the color barrier in professional baseball.
Initially released in 2013, the film – which also boasts Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, André Holland, and more among its all-star cast – grossed nearly $100 million at the global box office.
Check your local listings to see if it will be playing in a theater near you.