Those 'Black Panther' preview screenings were lit

Welcome to Wakanda."Black Panther" screenings were held across the country Thursday night and fans showed up d...

Posted: Feb 16, 2018 12:23 PM
Updated: Feb 16, 2018 12:23 PM

Welcome to Wakanda.

"Black Panther" screenings were held across the country Thursday night and fans showed up dressed in their finest African attire or their interpretation of such in tribute to the film.

Screenings started Thursday night

Fans sported their African looks

The eagerly awaited Marvel film stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa, a.k.a. The Black Panther, who returns to the fictitious African nation of Wakanda to take reign as king after his father was killed in "Captain America: Civil War."

Related: African superhero - How we made Black Panther

The lead up has been tremendous, with fans buying out tickets across the country and buzzing on social media abut everything from what to wear to what the film means to them as a person of color.

Related: More than a movie, 'Black Panther' is a movement

There's even an initiative known as #WakandaTheVote.

According to Blavity, an organization known as Movement for Black Lives plans to mobilize to register voters at theaters across the country during the first few weeks of the film's showing.

Those crowds are expected to be huge.

The film is projected to rake in about $145 million domestically during its opening weekend and is on track to break records.

Related: 'Black Panther' is heading for a record-breaking box office weekend

Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer has made good on her vow to treat some fans in Mississippi to a showing of "Black Panther."

On Thursday she posted a message on her official Instagram account to the residents of Jackson, Mississippi, where she is currently filming another project.

"As promised I have purchased screenings of Black Panther this weekend," she wrote. "If you know of families low on funds, please spread the word!"

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 133851

Reported Deaths: 1803
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah28467459
Washington18734171
Marion16247239
Clackamas11698138
Lane8353109
Jackson693085
Umatilla679368
Deschutes499936
Yamhill319045
Malheur313552
Linn311646
Polk245540
Klamath242838
Josephine174333
Benton170514
Jefferson170525
Douglas168743
Union111416
Wasco108123
Columbia104918
Lincoln99617
Hood River95421
Coos93815
Morrow93810
Clatsop6865
Crook62110
Baker5685
Tillamook3652
Curry3245
Lake2305
Grant2131
Harney1754
Wallowa963
Gilliam511
Sherman470
Wheeler201
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3055568

Reported Deaths: 34441
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles103280614122
San Bernardino2561091560
Riverside2504362645
San Diego2168352109
Orange2148082477
Santa Clara943661109
Kern86718565
Fresno82485968
Sacramento806781111
Alameda67952765
Ventura62101436
San Joaquin58290786
Contra Costa52965450
Stanislaus42882758
Tulare41867506
Monterey36126255
San Mateo32596309
San Francisco29321262
Solano25806106
Imperial25317465
Santa Barbara25083236
Merced24452308
Sonoma24068240
Kings19435145
Placer17380180
San Luis Obispo15929136
Madera13443151
Santa Cruz12298113
Marin11693157
Yolo10620131
Shasta9776122
Butte9474123
El Dorado782644
Sutter775478
Napa760140
Lassen519516
San Benito496343
Yuba495127
Tehama397142
Tuolumne338240
Nevada320673
Mendocino311432
Amador301631
Lake261230
Humboldt239324
Glenn193519
Colusa17339
Calaveras161723
Siskiyou144613
Mono11214
Inyo97429
Del Norte8662
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3024
Sierra820
Alpine730
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 51°
Brookings
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 56°
Medford
Partly Cloudy
51° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 51°
Medford
Partly Cloudy
51° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 51°
Klamath Falls
Partly Cloudy
44° wxIcon
Hi: 42° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 44°
Dry and mild Wednesday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events