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AMC theaters for the first time ever will be commemorating the newly established national holiday Juneteenth, announcing an "AMC Black Picture Showcase."


The showcase will begin Friday June 18 through Thursday June 24. AMC will will show "classic, contemporary and culturally relevant, black-led films" for $5.

The six movies returning to the big screen are Love and Basketball; Barbershop: The Next Cut; Moonlight; The Water Man; Do The Right Thing; and Fences.

This is a proud and historic moment for AMC, that could not have happened without the influence of our African American associates who used their voices to underscore the importance of honoring Juneteenth as a bedrock of American history," announced AMC CEO Adam Aron. "This opportunity is a celebration of the impact and accomplishments of African Americans in cinema."

Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of African-Americans who were enslaved in the United States, and became an official federal holiday this year.

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