Marvel blockbuster Black Panther has brought out the party animal in moviegoers. There are too many celebrations to list, but here are some notable ones.
Dallasite Hasaan Rasheed, who plays a king's guard in Black Panther, will host a screening of the film on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 5 p.m. at Studio Movie Grill, in Lincoln Square in Arlington. There will be a red carpet, photos, a meet and greet and a special cocktail and menu. After the movie, stay for a question-and-answer session with Rasheed, who plays a member of the king's guard in the movie.
There will be an opening-night party for Black Panther at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, at Alamo Drafthouse, S. Lamar St., Dallas. Bandan Koro: An African Drum and Dance Ensemble will perform before the 7, 7:30 and 8:05 p.m. showings, and there will be cosplayers along with DJ sets from Blue, The Misfit. A themed menu featuring African cuisine inspired by the movie will be available. And there will be pop-up shops and photo opportunities. The Alamo in Richardson will also have an opening-night party starting at 6. Members from a Marvel PoC cosplay group will attend, and there will be a Frontrunner Comics pop-up shop, a themed menu and photo opportunities. They will also have an adoption event for black cats on Saturday, Feb. 17.
The Dallas Poetry Slam Team will perform before a screening of Black Panther on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. at Studio Movie Grill, 10110 Technology Blvd., Dallas. A lobby mixer starts at 6 and seating will begin at 6:30. The movie is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. $25.
Streetwear brand Mizizi is hosting Mizizi Movie Night by giving a free ticket to see Black Panther to the first 200 people that "come wearing their favorite MIZIZI jersey" on Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. at AMC Northpark, 8687 N. Central Expressway at Park Lane, Dallas.
Honorable mention: Wear "Black Panther-inspired attire" to a screening sponsored by the Metropolitan Dallas Alumnae and North Dallas Suburban Alumnae chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 11:30 a.m. at Studio Movie Grill, 13933 N. Central Expressway, Richardson. Admission includes a ticket for the movie, popcorn, a meal and a drink. There will be giveaways and a prize for best costume. $22. Doors open at 11. It's sold out but the organizers are "in negotiations to add 50 more seats."