CAPITAL CITY BLACK FILM FESTIVAL SPARKS MOVEMENT WITH BLACK PANTHER THEATER TAKEOVER IN TEXAS
Monthly bScene Screening Series with Alamo Drafthouse Expands from Austin to Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.
AUSTIN, Texas – Jan. 30, 2018 – Black Panther fans have spoken and Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) has answered the call with the Black Panther Texas Theater Takeover. An extension of the monthly bScene screening series hosted at an Austin Alamo Drafthouse, The Black Panther Texas Theatre Takeover is bringing the afro-futuristic world of Wakanda to fans in a multi-city effort throughout Texas. Marvel’s Black Panther will be screened in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio on opening weekend, Feb. 16-17. All screenings will include an Ethiopian-inspired menu designed by Alamo Austin Market Chef Brad Sorenson and select events will feature costume contests and afterparties to continue the celebration.
With enthusiasm in the black community of a black comic book hero coming to life on the big screen, CCBFF, has joined in the efforts to inspire youth by accepting the GoFundMe #blackpantherchallenge, which initially began when New York activist Fredrick T. Joseph raised more than $40,000 to take Harlem children to see Black Panther and challenged others to do the same.
In Austin, CCBFF’s goal is to send 200 African American youth to see Black Panther. To jumpstart their campaign, longtime CCBFF supporters Viola Davis and husband Julius Tennon of Juvee Productions encouraged followers on social media to donate to the campaign. Tennon is an Austin native. Visit the GoFundMe Black Panther Takeover fundraiser to donate and learn more.
“The excitement generated in our communities around the release of Black Panther is palpable. We expect this film to transport audiences to another place, so we decided to create these exclusive events that go beyond a movie screen,” said CCBFF Executive Director Winston G. Williams.
“The film showcases the first black comic book hero as African royalty, which is both inspiring and uplifting in a time when our community needs it most. That’s why we accepted the #blackpantherchallenge and look forward to bringing Black youth to see the film and show them the true spirit of African heritage,” Winston continued.
Black Panther Takeover Screening Event Info (All screenings will be private and will offer the Ethiopian menu):
Austin, February 16-17 – Private Screening, Costume Contest & After Party
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
1120 S Lamar Blvd.
San Antonio, February 16 – Private Screening, Costume Contest & After Party
Alamo Drafthouse Park North
618 NW Loop 410
Houston, February 16 – Private Screening
Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park
531 Mason Rd. (Katy)
Dallas, February 16 – Screening and All Black Everything After Party
Alamo Drafthouse Cedars
1005 S. Lamar Street (Downtown Dallas)
Screenings: 7pm & 7:30pm
For more information about The Black Panther Theater Takeover screening events please visit: bptakeover.com
About the Capital City Black Film Festival:
Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) is a Texas film festival based in Austin, the Capital of Texas. The festival’s goal is to bring together talented African Americans involved in media and the film industry. The festival’s main goal is to provide burgeoning Black filmmakers from across the nation an opportunity to showcase their work in one of the top cities in the United States for independent filmmakers, Austin Texas. CCBFF also educates filmmakers on the vast resources available to them in Austin and in Texas.