Bostonians had this to say about Black Panther

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Bostonians are going back to see it again. Black Panther was that good, they said.

The movie was a hit on opening day in Boston.  Liz Miranda, the Hawthorne Community Center Director raised over $30,000 and gave free tickets to hundreds of teens and senior citizens.

We heard kids talking about the movie and they were thrilled!  One middle school girl said “now that I’ve seen this great black movie it makes me feel good. I believe I can become anything.”

On the MAMLEO Roundtable Boston Black Talk radio show the day after Black Panther opened in Boston, commenters said “the community” has its priorities mixed up, that people turn up for entertainment when there are better ways to invest for community empowerment.

The radio show host said it was a bad idea to spend $30,000 on movie tickets when there is a program ( The People’s Academy trade school ) lacking support in the community that trains the formerly incarcerated on trade skills where an employer or contractor will pay them more than $30,000 a year to perform.

Liteworks Events, Boston Urban Professionals and the Collier Connection collaborated on hosting a screening for their urban professionals e-mail list. The event was held at Fenway AMC theatre and the GameOn entertainment club. They easily filled 500 seats at $22 per ticket charge.  Another guy bought out a theatre at Somerville Assembly row and resold seats for $16.  He sold out hundreds of Black Panther movie tickets within a few days.


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