‘Black Panther’ to be Shown Aug. 10 as Part of Movies Under the Stars

Black Panther will be shown on Friday, Aug. 10, as part of Movies Under the Stars, an annual summer series of free, public outdoor movies. Grinnell College sponsors the series to provide family-oriented entertainment, enhance the quality of life in Grinnell and foster a strong sense of campus community.

Rated PG-13, Black Panther tells the story of T’Challa, who returns home to the fictional African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king following the death of his father. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.

Movies Under the Stars opened with The Goonies in June, followed by The Greatest Showman in July. All movies in the series are shown after dark at about 9 p.m. on Fridays in Central Park, 925 Third Ave., Grinnell. In case of rain, screenings take place in Grinnell College's Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave., Grinnell.

Attendees are invited to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs. Free popcorn is available.

The series will conclude with the showing of Saints Rest, which is not rated, on Sept. 14. Two 2009 Grinnell College graduates — Noga Ashkenazi and Tyson Stock — created the movie, which was filmed in Grinnell in 2016. This musical drama tells the story of two estranged sisters, who over the course of one summer, form a connection through their shared love of music, as they grieve the recent death of their mother.

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