In celebration of Chadwick Boseman’s life and his work, 42, in which he portrayed MLB’s first African American ball player Jackie Robinson, will be booked at 300 of the chain’s locations starting Thursday.
Shortly after the actor’s passing last weekend, 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 ball player who ended racial segregation in the MLB 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 1949-1954, 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 World Series championship.
Tickets for 42 are just $5 and will be on sale by the end of today.