Local leaders from one fraternity, Omega Psi Phi, Zeta Phi Chapter, rented out an entire theater for the 7:15pm screening of Black Panther at Tinseltown in Summit Township.
Black Panther is Marvel’s latest super hero installment to hit the big screen. The movie is about a prince returning to a fictional African kingdom to take his rightful place as king.
Simple enough, but the movie features a cast of predominately African-American actors. The film also features several strong female characters putting many traditional aspects of blockbuster super hero movies to rest.
The group offered the community discounted tickets, just 99 cents a piece. More than 140 people attended the event saying this movie represents a historical moment for African Americans and their representation in mainstream media. Many community-based organizations across the country have rented theaters for a personal experience with family and friends. Just one sign that this movie strikes a chord that rings well beyond mere entertainment.