Octavia Spencer and Mississippi filmmakers are renting out theaters to show ‘Black Panther’

Published 11:48 am Thursday, February 15, 2018

Octavia Spencer made headlines this week when following up on her promise to rent out a Mississippi movie theater to offer free showings of “Black Panther,” and now two Mississippi filmmakers are following suit.

Inspired by Spencer, director Tate Taylor and producer John Norris — who are currently filming a feature movie in Natchez — are renting out a theater for a 12:30 p.m. Saturday showing of the movie.

“(This will) give tickets to kids who might not normally get tickets to this movie to see a hero — an African-American hero,” Norris said.

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Norris said anyone interested in getting tickets should visit the mayor’s office at Natchez City Hall.

Spencer’s professional Mississippi ties started with her breakout role in “A Time To Kill” and later with her award-winning performance in “The Help.”

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Hey Jackson!!! As promised I have purchased screenings of Black Panther this weekend. If you know of families low on funds, please spread the word!Black Panther: Cinemark Pearl and XD 411 Riverwind Dr Pearl, MS 39208 2/17/18 Screen Times: 11am, 1pm, 2pm Small popcorn and small drink included for these screenings only. Also, Director Tate Taylor and Producer John Norris have purchased a screening in Natchez MS. Black Panther Natchez Regal IV 350 John R Junkin Dr Natxhez ms, 39120 2/17/18  12:30pm To get tickets in Natchez Contact Mayor Grennell’s office: 1-601-445-7555 All screenings are First come first served

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