GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – The Goochland Drive-In will show ’42’ this weekend after canceling a ‘Black Panther’ screening due to a decision from Disney.
The drive-in took to social media Monday saying Disney “for reasons unknown” decided to no longer let the film, ‘Black Panther’, in any theater. This comes after the film’s main star, Chadwick Boseman, passed away at the age of 43 after a private battle with colon cancer.
“Being a drive-in theatre, he was a beloved movie star – I think we would be remiss in not paying some sort of tribute to him,” owner and founder of the Goochland Drive-in, John Heidel told 8News.
A portion of proceeds from will go towards the American Cancer Society. They also hope to bring awareness to colon cancer screenings.
“We’ve reached out to the American Cancer Society and hope to have some reps here distributing information,” Heidel said.
Heidel wants the screening to be a celebration of Boseman’s life.
“The mourning is going to happen on everybody’s own terms and on their own time – but here, I want folks to come and celebrate.”
The drive-in has implemented COVID-19 restrictions like social distancing and pre-paid online ticket sales.
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