Black cosplay and ‘Black Panther’ to unite at Atlanta movie event

Black Panther Cosplay (Photo by Mo Barnes for Steed Media Service)

In a little under two weeks, Black Panther will hit movie screens across the country. In Atlanta, there is one family-friendly event that combines costumes, art and a special showing of Black Panther that you may want to attend.

On Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, Amandalah! A Black Panther Screening & Experience will take place at AMC Classic North Dekalb 16, 2042 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur, Georgia 30033, just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta.

The event will bring out the Atlanta Black cosplay community who go all out in recreating iconic costumes from the movie and comic book culture. Cosplay is short for costume play and the people who dress up are adults and really enjoy it. They don’t just put on makeup; many actually get into character and will answer as their persona. Tickets for the event can be ordered from the following link:

Amandalah! A Black Panther Screening & Experience

The event will include:

The Black Panther Experience:  5-7pm

Visit the curated archive of Black Panther/Wakanda related artifacts and learn more about the rich history of Black Panther in the cinematic and comic universes. Some of the items on display include

  • Wakandan flags
  • Cosplay displays
  • Comic art featuring key moments in the Black Panther’s history
  • Early comic book appearances of Black Panther including a copy of Fantastic Four #52, the first appearance of the Black Panther
  • Signed concept art prints from the Black Panther film and Captain America Civil War
  • Selfies with these items are strongly encouraged. 🙂

Photo Opportunities: 5-7 pm

Green screen photos with cosplayers up to (4 people in the photo). Guests able to choose a background and photos will be emailed immediately.

Screening Marvel’s Black Panther -7:30-9:15 pm

After film dessert reception -9:20 -10:30pm

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.