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AMC, Cinemark, others to re-release Boseman's movie '42' in honor of late actor

AMC, Cinemark, others to re-release Boseman's movie '42' in honor of late actor
Posted at 2:24 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 17:30:08-04

Over 700 movie theaters nationwide will be showing Chadwick Boseman's movie "42" in honor of the late actor who succumbed to colon cancer last week.

According to Deadline, Harkins, Regal, Cinemark, and other chains, this weekend will show the movie in 740 locations.

AMC will show the movie in 300 of its locations, with tickets on sale for $5 until Tuesday.

The movie was picked after the theater chain posted a social media poll asking fans what their favorite Boseman movie was.

When the movie was released in 2013, it grossed $97.4 million globally, according to IMDB.

The movie tells the story of Brooklyn Dodgers' second baseman Jackie Robinson, who became the first Black person to play in Major League Baseball in 1947.

Last week, Boseman's family announced his passing in a statement on Twitter.

According to the statement, Boseman filmed "Marshall," "Da 5 Bloods," "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," and others while fighting a 4-year battle with cancer.