Belmont Savings Announces Free Screening of ‘Black Panther’ for Belmont High Students

Photo: Black Panther poster art.

Belmont Savings Bank today announced it will be sponsoring a free screening of Marvel Studio’s Black Panther on Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. at the historic Capitol Theatre in Arlington for Belmont High School students. Following the movie, there will be a student-led panel discussion on race relations.

“Black Panther is an inspiring film, and we look forward to the important conversations it will generate following the screening,” said Bob Mahoney, president, and CEO of Belmont Savings Bank. “Cultural dialogues on diversity and inclusion are essential to our community fabric, which is why we approached the school with this idea.”

“We are so thrilled to be partnering with Belmont Savings Bank on this unique and exciting opportunity to our student body,” said Daniel Richards, principal at Belmont High School. “Once again, the bank continues to support the Belmont community through ingenuity, implementation and a generosity to fund local events. It is a pleasure to be collaborating with them on this screening and student panel.”

Directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station), Black Panther is the first superhero blockbuster to center fully on a black cast. Since its release, hundreds of grass-roots campaigns have sprouted up in communities worldwide, focused on screening the film for disadvantaged children. 

The Capitol Theater was built in 1925 by the Locatelli family, and is one of the area’s finest early motion picture theaters. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.