The Hidden Figures Movie continues to be an inspiration to young girls that they can make a difference. Meanwhile, in celebration of Black History Month, AMC Theater’s 14 outlets will show the movie for free.
Hidden Figures Movie Free Screening
21st Century Fox and AMC Theaters are teaming up to give residents of 14 different US cities the opportunity to watch the Oscar Best Picture nominee Hidden Figures. The movie’s free screening will happen on Feb. 18 at 10 A.M. Moreover, Deadline provided the list of AMC Theaters where the movie will be shown:
- Atlanta, GA
- Baltimore, MD
- The Bronx, NY
- Charlotte, NC
- Chicago, IL
- Dallas, TX
- Detroit, MI
- Los Angeles, CA
- New Orleans, LA
- Philadelphia, PA
- Oakland, CA
- Louis, MO
- Miami, FL
- Washington, DC.
If you plan to watch the movie, please be warned that it’s on a “first come, first served basis.” However, you do have the option to wait in line or reserve a seat or a number of seats through AMC’s website.
Meanwhile, Capitol Hill will also host a screening on Saturday. In addition, U.S. Senators Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia will host the said screening.
— Hidden Figures (@HiddenFigures) February 10, 2017
The publication reports that apart from the free screening happening this weekend, special screenings can also be requested. The deadline for submitting these requests is Feb. 28. The outlet notes that the winner of the Hidden Figures movie’s special screening will be announced in March.
21st Century Fox SVP of Social Impact said, “As we celebrate Black History Month and look ahead to Women’s History Month in March, this story of empowerment and perseverance is more relevant than ever.” AMC through Elizabeth Frank, the company’s EVP and Chief Content & Programming Officer, said that they are honored to partner with 21st Century Fox for the movie’s message to reach moviegoers across the country.
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On the other hand, Variety revealed that movie producer Donna Gigliotti initially focused on 35-year-old women and above as their target audience. “None of us anticipated that those women would bring their kids,” Gigliotti said.
The producer continued and said, “And we started seeing young girls responding to the movie and the message that math is not just for boys.” Because of the initial response, they brainstormed on how they can send the message across to a wider audience.
— Queen Mel (@BLVCKMATTERS) February 15, 2017
Moreover, the latter report notes that Hidden Figures cast member Octavia Spencer was the first to come up with the idea of free screenings. This is because “not everybody can afford the price of a movie ticket.”
The Hidden Figures movie received three Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Spencer. The movie previously won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.