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Black Panther: Theatre Takeover

Feb 28, 2018 | Events, News & Updates

Saturday, March 3, 2018
8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Empowerment Squared
162 King William Street, Suite 103
Hamilton, ON L8R 3N9

The New York Time says: “A jolt of a movie, Black Panther creates wonder with great flair and feeling partly through something Hollywood rarely dreams of anymore: myth.”

Perhaps more importantly, as Time eloquently states: “It hasn’t even hit theaters yet and its cultural footprint is already enormous. It’s a movie about what it means to be black in both America and Africa—and, more broadly, in the world. Rather than dodge complicated themes about race and identity, the film grapples head-on with the issues affecting modern-day black life. It is also incredibly entertaining, filled with timely comedy, sharply choreographed action and gorgeously lit people of all colors.”

Empowerment Squared is excited to be able to offer an amazing opportunity – we have rented out an entire theatre for a special screening open to to youth in Hamilton (ages 13-25). This is a free event – participants must be registered on Brüha in advance and youth under 18 must bring a signed permission form (sent by email after registering). We will be joined by special guests and there will be complimentary drinks and popcorn.

Buses will depart at 8:15 am sharp from Empowerment Squared (162 King William Street, Suite 103, Hamilton). This screening will take place at SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas (771 Golf Links Road, Ancaster). The bus will return to Empowerment Squared at approximately 12:30 pm.

This event was made possible by local superhero Chukky Gerald Ibe, longtime Empowerment Squared supported and President of the McMaster Students Union. Chukky took the initiative to launch a GoFundMe campaign and raised $5000 to make sure youth who would otherwise not have the opportunity would be able to see this important film. Thank you Chukky!