Author Roxane Gay buys out two screenings of ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

african kings

Author Roxane Gay just bought out two screenings of Ava DuVernay’s new film A Wrinkle in Time.

She purchased two screenings of the movie at the ArcLight Culver City theater in LA which gave her 101 tickets available for Saturday, March 10 and 83 for March 11. She posted the news on Twitter and invited her followers to get in on the action. “FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE” and “PLAN ACCORDINGLY,” she posted.

— WATCH: Tiffany Haddish crying over surprise visit from Oprah is basically all of us — 

Gay also tweeted that she is a fan of the movie and not the first celebrity do buy out a theater or two. “We went to the @WrinkleInTime premiere tonight. What a lovely, gorgeously shot, inspiring movie. Absolutely go see it,” Gay.”

Octavia Spencer, Kendrick Lamar as well as Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman all bought out screenings of the Marvel movie so that certain parties would have the opportunity to see the film for themselves.

— Oprah Winfrey admits she doesn’t know how to make new friends, but Ava DuVernay was the exception — 

Gay’s Twitter feed shows that her first tweet about the movie screenings said, “If you’re in L. A., I bought out two screenings of Wrinkle in Time at the ArcLight Culver City. You can go to the 3pm show on Saturday or the 6:15 pm show on Sunday. There will be a table near the ticket taker stand where you can redeem your tickets. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.”

The movie has gotten mixed reviews from some professional critics and armchair critics alike.

Why Vanity Fair’s star-studded Oscar photo shows #BlackExcellence at its best – 

Jurnee Smollet posted about A Wrinkle in Time on Twitter, “Very emotional after seeing #WrinkleInTime. All I can say is @stormreid is a powerhouse! brought me to tears!! RUN TO SEE THIS FILM!!! Thank you @ava and Disney for giving little girls everywhere a superhero.”

Conner Schwerdtfeger posted, “So #WrinkleInTime is visually ambitious and very faithful to the source material. However, it’s also kind of all over the place and doesn’t quite land the themes of the book.Chris Pine is a standout & Ava DuVernay deserves credit for what she does with a nearly unfilmable novel.”