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Movie theaters to honor Chadwick Boseman by re-releasing Jackie Robinson biopic ‘42’

AMC will offer tickets for $5.

Chadwick Boseman ©Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett C

Several movie theater companies are planning to honor the life and legacy of the late Chadwick Boseman by re-releasing 42, the Jackie Robinson biopic he starred in.

Warner Bros. and Legendary, the studio responsible for the film, have teamed up with AMC Theatres, Cinemark, Regal Cinemas and other movie companies to offer special screenings of 42 in more than 740 theaters across the country, reports Variety.

Tickets for the movie will be discounted to $5 at AMC Theaters and will be on sale by end of Tuesday (Sep. 1). The ticket pricing for the other movie chains is uncertain.

The world was shocked last Friday (Aug. 28) when Boseman’s family released a statement about his passing. The said that he was secretly battling stage three colon cancer for the last four years after his diagnosis in 2016.

The Black Panther actor passed away at his Los Angeles home with his wife and other family members by his side. “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said in the statement. “From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more — all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.

Following the news of his death, Harrison Ford, who appeared alongside Boseman in 42, called the actor “as compelling, powerful and truthful as the characters he chose to play. His intelligence, personal dignity and deep commitment inspired his colleagues and elevated the stories he told.”

The Jackie Robinson Foundation also released a statement praising Boseman’s commitment to playing the part, saying that he was a “consummate professional” who “absorbed every story, every memory, and every photo and film excerpt he could consume to help translate the soul of an American hero.”

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