GOOCHLAND Co/, Va. (WWBT) - Goochland’s Drive-in Theater will now show “42″ after no longer being able to hold its planned special screening of Black Panther due to a decision by Disney.
The screening was planned after ‘Black Panther’ actor Chadwick Boseman died at the age of 43 after privately battling colon cancer. Boseman was diagnosed at stage 3 in 2016 but never spoke publicly about it.
However, the owners of the drive-in now say that Disney is no longer allowing theaters to screen the movie.
“We had the film booked last Saturday. We are both saddened and embarrassed by this, and sincerely wish Disney would reconsider,” drive-in officials told NBC12.
On social media, the theater said it will now be showing the movie “42,″ which featured Boseman as legendary baseball player, Jackie Robinson.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in honor of Boseman and others who have fought colon cancer.
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