UPDATE: In celebration of Chadwick Boseman’s life and his work, 42, in which he portrayed MLB’s first Black ballplayer Jackie Robinson, will be booked at 740 locations nationwide at AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Alamo Drafthouse, Marcus, Harkins and other chains. AMC has 42 booked at 300 of its locations, starting Thursday with tickets at $5 apiece.
Shortly after the actor’s death Friday, AMC posted a note on social media asking their guests to share their favorite Chadwick Boseman movie, other than Black Panther. The overwhelming response was the Warner Bros./Legendary movie 42, about the ballplayer who ended racial segregation in Major League Baseball when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.
During his 10-year MLB career, Robinson won the inaugural Rookie of the Year Award in 1947, was an All-Star for six consecutive seasons from 1949-54, and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1949, becoming the first Black player so honored. He played in six World Series, in particular the Dodgers’ 1955 championship.
42, released in the spring of 2013, was directed and written by Oscar winner Brian Helgeland and grossed $97.5M at the global box office.