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Octavia Spencer to buy screening of Marvel's "Black Panther" in Mississippi
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February 2, 2018 - ListenUpYall.com

Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer says she plans to buy out a screening of Marvel's highly anticipated film, "Black Panther", in Mississippi.

The "Hidden Figures" star took to Instagram to share that she will be in Mississippi on the movie's opening night.

octaviaspencerI will be in MS when this movie opens. I think I will buy out a theatre in an underserved community there to ensure that all our brown children can see themselves as a superhero. I will let you know where and when Mississippi. Stay tuned. #KingsAndQueensWillRise#blackpanthermovie

Spencer says her reasoning behind the generous act is to make sure children have a chance to see positive and heroic representations of themselves in the dynamic box-office hit.

“I will be in MS when this movie opens,” Spencer posted. “I think I will buy out a theatre in an underserved community there to ensure that all our brown children can see themselves as a superhero. I will let you know where and when Mississippi. Stay tuned.”

Last year, Spencer bought out screenings of "Hidden Figures" for low-income communities in Los Angeles. "My mom would not have been able to afford to take me and my siblings," Spencer wrote in 2017.

The Black Panther first appeared in 1966 as the first ever black superhero in Marvel's iconic comic book franchise. The 2018 film adaptation is the first Marvel movie to feature a black superhero as the title character.

"Black Panther" hits theaters on Feb. 16.




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