Massive blockbusters like CREED III, moving dramas like A THOUSAND AND ONE, and movies based on true stories like BIG GEORGE FOREMAN all showcase African American excellence on the big screen. These films, and others like them, will soon bring those stories to packed movie houses around the country, lifting audiences out of their seats and into worlds both imagined and real, and full of hope and empowerment.
AMC Theatres, which leads efforts to make Black voices heard through a showcase of great films, documentaries, and specials, also strives to strengthen its culture to embrace diversity with fairness and impartiality through initiatives like the Council on the AMC African American Experience. This group, which aims to create a more inclusive work environment, takes into consideration everyone who comes into one of its hundreds of locations nationwide to evolve and become a more modern, diverse, and accommodating movie destination.
Below are some of the upcoming films that we're excited for and showcase African American excellence on the big screen…
Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors are two of the biggest stars in Hollywood today, and they will soon cross paths in the highly anticipated CREED III. Helmed by Jordan in his directorial debut, the latest installment in the ROCKY/CREED franchise centers on boxing star Adonis Creed (Jordan) as a ghost from his past resurfaces in the form of his childhood friend, Damian Anderson (Majors), who has recently been released from prison after spending 18 years behind bars.
CREED III, which will see Jordan’s popular character go up against his most physical and emotional fight yet, will open in AMC Theatres locations nationwide starting March 3.
A Snowy Day In Oakland
Growing tired of her stalled relationship with her boyfriend, San Francisco-based psychologist Dr. Latrice Monroe (Nicole Ari Parker) decides to go across the bay to get a new lease on life in Oakland. Little does she know that the decision will not only change her life but also those who live in her new neighborhood.
A SNOWY DAY IN OAKLAND, which was written and directed by Kim Bass, will open in AMC Theatres starting March 17.
A Thousand And One
From writer/director A.V. Rockwell, A THOUSAND AND ONE centers on free-spirited Inez (Teyana Taylor) as she makes an unfathomable decision: she kidnaps her six-year-old son, Terry (Aaron Kingsley Adetola) from the foster care system in hopes of finding a better life for them and rekindle the bond shared by mother and child.
A THOUSAND AND ONE, which will also features performances from Aven Courtney and Josiah Cross as older versions of Terry, will open in AMC Theatres locations nationwide starting March 31.
Back On The Strip
After spending more than 30 years appearing in movies like BLANKMAN, DON’T BE A MENACE, and BLACK DYNAMITE, comedian Chris Spencer is sitting behind the camera for the upcoming comedy film BACK ON THE STRIP. Merlin (Spence Moore III) sets out for Las Vegas with dreams of becoming the next big magician in “Sin City.” However, after getting a job as the frontman of an all-male stripper group known as The Chocolate Chips, life takes a completely different path for the new arrival.
BACK ON THE STRIP, which also stars Wesley Snipes, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, and Bill Bellamy, will open in AMC Theatres locations nationwide starting April 21.BACK ON THE STRIP opens April 21st.