Author: Natalie C. HockadayPublished: 4:18 AM EST November 14, 2022Updated: 4:18 AM EST November 14, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In an effort to support Black culture, the Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC) in Alexandria, Virginia bought out eight showings of the new Black Panther: Wakanda Forever movie, according to a press release from ASBC.The purchase is for the 6-7 p.m. showings of the new Black Panther movie on Nov. 11 in all eight theaters in the IPIC North Bethesda theater. The purchase of the eight showings is equivalent to buying 784 seats in the IPIC theater, the church said in a release.
The church purchased the showings so members could experience a private showing of the highly anticipated movie and ASBC said the seats sold out the first day they were offered to members. Members paid $25 for a ticket which also included an entree from a pre-selected menu, unlimited beverages, unlimited popcorn and a box of candy of their choice, according to an ASBC official.
“We are proud to support this film in honor of the late Chadwick Boseman, who himself is and was a superhero to Black culture,” said Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, ASBC senior pastor.