'Hidden Figures' Free Screenings Set in Honor of Black History Month
The Oscar-nominated Fox drama will screen at 14 theaters nationwide on Saturday morning.
In honor of Black History Month, 21st Century Fox and AMC Theatres will screen Hidden Figures on Saturday in 14 major markets nationwide for free.
The Oscar-nominated historical drama — sharing the untold stories of Katherine Goble, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, three African-American women who were vital in launching astronaut John Glenn into space in 1962 — will screen on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Los Angeles; Miami; Atlanta; Chicago; New Orleans; Baltimore; Washington; New York City; Detroit; Dallas; Oakland, Calif.; St. Louis; and Charlotte, N.C.
Additionally, school and community groups can go online and request a free screening in their community. The deadline to apply is Feb. 28, with winners to be announced in March.
The screenings will take place just days after the film's Capitol Hill screening, set for tomorrow and hosted by U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia.
Hidden Figures has grossed over $131 million at the domestic box office. Theodore Melfi directed the ensemble film featuring Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Jim Parsons and Mahershala Ali.
Participating theaters (reserve tickets here):
AMC South Bay Galleria 16, Redondo Beach, Calif. (Los Angeles)
AMC Aventura 24, Aventura, Fla. (Miami)
AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Atlanta)
AMC Ford City 14 (Chicago)
AMC Westbank Palace 16 (New Orleans)
AMC White Marsh 16 (Baltimore)
AMC MJ Capital Center 12 (Washington)
AMC Southfield 20 (Detroit)
AMC Esquire 7 (St. Louis)
AMC Cherry Hill 24 (Philadelphia market)
AMC Bay Plaza 13 (New York City)
AMC Mesquite 20 (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
AMC Bay Street 16 (Oakland)
AMC Carolina Pavilion 22 (Charlotte)