Black Panther will be shown on Friday, Aug. 10, as part of Movies Under the Stars, an annual summer series of free, public outdoor movies. Grinnell College sponsors the series to provide family-oriented entertainment, enhance the quality of life in Grinnell and foster a strong sense of campus community.

Rated PG-13, Black Panther tells the story of T’Challa, who returns home to the fictional African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king following the death of his father. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.

Movies Under the Stars opened with The Goonies in June, followed by The Greatest Showman in July. All movies in the series are shown after dark at about 9 p.m. on Fridays in Central Park, 925 Third Ave., Grinnell. In case of rain, screenings take place in Grinnell College's Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave., Grinnell.

Attendees are invited to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs. Free popcorn is available.

The series will conclude with the showing of Saints Rest, which is not rated, on Sept. 14. Two 2009 Grinnell College graduates — Noga Ashkenazi and Tyson Stock — created the movie, which was filmed in Grinnell in 2016. This musical drama tells the story of two estranged sisters, who over the course of one summer, form a connection through their shared love of music, as they grieve the recent death of their mother.

Grinnell College welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. Accommodation requests may be made to Conference Operations.

The College welcomes the presence of minors at all age-appropriate public events and for informal visits, with the understanding that a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult assumes full responsibility for their child’s safety and behavior during such visits or events. In these cases, the College expects that an adult responsible for the visiting child takes measures to ensure the child’s safety and sees that the child complies with directions of College personnel. Grinnell College is not responsible for supervision of minors on campus.

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