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

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.

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.”

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfLyhJTFcQR

News

Mississippi man accused of enticing child then using vehicle to strike utility vehicle occupied by child’s father

News

Mississippi reports first case of West Nile virus in 2024

News

Man found dead in his car after initiating chase with Mississippi police

News

Mississippi national park commemorates Juneteenth with luminaria display

News

Watermelon truck fully engulfed in flames keeps Mississippi firefighters busy

News

Manhunt for ‘armed and dangerous’ murder suspect under way from Oklahoma to Alabama

News

Mississippi man arrested, accused of stealing from construction site

News

Popular Mississippi catfish restaurant closes after report of rodents, wastewater leads to failing health inspection

News

Mississippi woman charged with murder of 2-year-old daughter who officials say was ‘forcibly drowned’

News

Mississippi police searching for group of males who attacked victim with bat, robbed him of money and then shot him multiple times

News

Mississippi officials looking for culprits after new outboard motor stolen from boat

News

Mississippi teen charged with rape and burglary after reported sexual assault

News

Mississippi postal worker ordered to repay $80,000 she stole from taxpayers

News

Mississippi man pleads guilty to making antisemitic calls to Pennsylvania Jewish businesses, synagogues

News

Prison safety concerns raised after report of inmate death shows Mississippi man had meth in system while behind bars

News

Three Mississippi teens killed in late night wreck, four others injured in two-vehicle crash

News

Small-town SCORE! New Chick-fil-A coming to Mississippi town with less than 5,000 people

News

15-year-old Mississippi girl arrested after she reportedly attacked sleeping mother with knife

News

U.S. military community mourns death of leader at Mississippi’s Camp Shelby Training Center

News

Two men arrested in Texas for murder at Mississippi convenience store

News

Mississippi man dies in drowning in waters along Alabama beach

News

Major League Baseball fans mourn former player who died in Mississippi interstate crash

News

Two-year-old Mississippi boy killed in accidental shooting

News

Officials: Mother of abducted child found dead in Mississippi woods likely died from numerous stabbings