Cineplex Is Celebrating Black History Month & You Can Catch These Iconic Flicks In Theatres

You can even catch an '80s classic.

A Cineplex theatre sign. Right: Eddie Murphy in 'Beverley Hills Cop'.

A Cineplex theatre sign. Right: Eddie Murphy in 'Beverley Hills Cop'.

Cineplex Canada is shining a light on Black History Month with a big slate movie screenings, and you're not going to want to miss out.

This year, Cineplex has picked out some really famous films to pad out their Black History Month programming, from iconic '80s comedies to action flicks over the last ten years.

Cineplex has also said that $1 from every online transaction and movie ticket will go to the Canadian non-profit The Black Academy which provides opportunities to up-and-coming Black creatives.

So, not only do you get to enjoy some classic flicks, it's also for a good cause.

The first movie playing in theatres is John Singleton's Poetic Justice from 1993. It follows the story of a poet, played by Janet Jackson, as she navigates the death of her boyfriend and sparks up a romance with Lucky, a postal worker played by Tupac Shakur.

This movie started in select theatres on February 3 and will be running until February 9.

The next movie, running from February 10 to 16 is the action movie 21 Bridges starring Chadwick Boseman which came out in 2019.

The title refers to the 21 bridges connecting Manhattan to the outside world and the fact that they're all shut down so that Boseman can find a pair of at-large killers. It's guaranteed to be pulse-pounding!

Then, running from February 17 to 23 is the 2010 remake of The Karate Kid starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith. If you're familiar with the series, you can probably guess how this movie goes. Chan plays a martial arts mentor to Smith and is a perfect movie to check out with the family.

And then, rounding out the flicks for Black History Month, Cineplex ends on a high note with the classic Eddie Murphy movie Beverly Hills Cop from 1984.

If you've never seen it, it tells the story of Murphy as Detroit cop Axel Foley investigating the death of his best friend. It's a hilarious classic and would be super fun to catch on the big screen.

If you're not into hitting up a movie in person, you can also rent or buy a big selection of movies from the Cineplex website.

This includes iconic flicks like If Beale Street Could Talk, Queen and Slim, Moonlight, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, The Gospel According To Andre, Race, Coach Carter and ATL.

Also, Netflix Canada has a ton of movies by Black directors on their platform that you can check out for Black History Month.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

This article's left-hand cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

Tristan Wheeler
Tristan Wheeler was a Creator for Narcity Media focused on money and budgets and is based in Toronto, Ontario.