Seeing a movie costs money. Multiplying that cost to cover an entire family trip can quickly turn a trip to the show into an inconvenience. Octavia Spencer, who co-starred in box office hit Hidden Figures, understands how this is a reality for many families. To help out, she bought out an entire screening in Los Angeles so that low-income families could watch the story of exceptional black mathematicians for themselves.
“My mom would not have been able to afford to take me and my siblings,” said Spencer on her Instagram. “So, I’m honoring her and all single parents this #mlkweekend Pass the word.”
“If you know a family in need that would like to see our movie but can’t afford it have them come. It’s first come first served.”
Tomorrow I've bought the 8pm showing of #hiddenfigures the rave Baldwin hills. If you know a family in need that would like to see our movie but can't afford it have them come. It's first come first served. My mom would not have been able to afford to take me and my siblings. So, I'm honoring her and all single parents this #mlkweekend Pass the word. Artwork by @bystellablu
Hidden Figures became the No. 1 movies in the box office this past weekend, beating out Star Wars: Rogue One, and has already brought in more than $60 million.
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