Thanks to local rapper Damond Blue, nearly 200 children in the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore will be able to see “Black Panther” in its opening week.
Damond Blue, in conjunction with his foundation Beats Not Bullets and the Bigger Media Group, has bought out three theaters (182 seats) at the Towson Cinemark Theatre for the children to watch the film. They will also receive free popcorn and soda.
“Black Panther” is being celebrated for its nearly all-black superstar cast and proud Afrocentrism. The character of Black Panther was the first black superhero to be introduced and is the first to star as the main character in a Marvel movie.
“This movie is important because it gives kids from the African-American community a chance to see a superhero movie with a main hero that looks like them,” said Damond Blue in a press release. “He is a King and not a sidekick. Children from all walks of life can benefit from seeing a positive character of any color.”