Omaha World-Herald | Conrad Clifton special performance for 'Black Panther' premier event

Alamo will host a special ‘Black Panther’ screening

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and The House of Afros, Capes & Curls are partnering for a “Black Panther” premiere event. The special screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16.

Before the 7 p.m. showtime, the screening will kick off with performances of I Am Dance, Withlove, Felicia and an ensemble led by Doriette Jordan. A panel discussion, moderated by Morgann Freeman, will follow. Panelists will include Michael Barnes, Randall Crutcher, Christopher McLucas, Dominique Morgan and Terra Taylor.

Additionally, Christopher McLucas and Michael Barnes, two Omaha-based artists, will unveil a custom-made comic book commemorating “Black Panther” and its impact in Omaha.

A second showing, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17, will be presented for youth-serving organizations, middle and high school students and mentor groups. A conversation about access to career paths and economic empowerment will follow.

The House of Afros, Capes & Curls is a social organization whose goal is to connect people from diverse backgrounds and build a community based on a shared love of science fiction, fantasy, gaming and Afro-futurism.

The weekend will close with DJ and native Omahan Conrad Clifton, with a special Afro-house performance. Location to be determined.

Also in celebration of the “Black Panther” premiere and Black History Month, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will present a series highlighting some of the best African-American films ever made.

Feb. 6: “Boyz in the Hood”

Feb. 8: “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”

Feb. 13: “Ray”

Feb. 19: “Malcolm X”

Feb. 24: Denzel Washington Mystery Movie Marathon

For tickets and more details, visit drafthouse.com/omaha.