TI photos by Aric Thompson

Tip “T.I.” Harris appeared at Walmart on Cascade Road to personally give away free tickets to the Atlanta screening of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. The Atlanta Walmart on Cascade Road was one of 5 locations nationwide to offer FREE tickets!

TI photos by Aric Thompson

As you approached the Walmart off Cascade Road in SouthWest Atlanta on February 12th, you could feel immediately that something special was in the air. Several news trucks were parked in the front of the store, and a line of nearly 500 people queued inside waiting for a special guest to arrive!

TI photos by Aric Thompson

Some of the people arrived early with folding chairs and waited for hours until the special guest arrived.

The special guest wasn’t T’Challa, King of Wakanda, but T.I., King Of The South! The Grammy Award winning artist, producer, rapper and actor is no stranger to Walmart.

TI photos by Aric Thompson

He’s known for making surprise visits to Walmart on Christmas Eve where he’s purchased Christmas gifts for the children of single mothers standing online in the store.

T.I.’s activism and commitment to the community made him the ideal celebrity for Walmart to partner with for their Marvel Black Panther free ticket-giveaway and advance screening.

Nearly 250 lucky ticket holders will join Walmart, T.I. and specially invited VIP guests for a preview of Marvel’s Black Panther on Tuesday February 13th — three days ahead of the film’s national release.

TI photos by Aric Thompson

As we celebrate Black History Month, Marvel’s Black Panther is making its own history as the first superhero film directed by an African-American and one of the first with a predominantly African-American cast.

Directed by Ryan Coogler, Marvel’s Black Panther stars Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Martin Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Andy Serkis, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuva, Letitia Wright and more.

TI photos by Aric Thompson

Filmed in Atlanta, Black Panther generated more than $83.9 million to the local economy and contributed more than $26.5 million in wages to more than 3,100 workers across the state.

Visit your local Walmart and Walmart.com to purchase exclusive Black Panther action figures, toys, merchandise, and apparel.

Photos by Aric Thompson

Text by Jackie O & Co. Public Relations


  • Trace da Ace

    well I am happy and proud of T.I doing his thing, giving back to the community…say what you want about his personal life, but he DOES a lot for his community and the kids. He need to send a memo out to his fellow rappers, let them know that flossing jewelry means nothing compared to giving back.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Good deal! Thats how you truly give it back. Put it directly in the hands of the people. I don’t trust too many Non-profits because the name alone is misleading. So if I had it to give like that I would do it just like TI.

  • Renee26

    Well alrighty then!! I didn’t know it was filmed in the ATL

  • 5000BlinK

    So ready to see this movie…. but said this yesterday, really dont know what else to say
    #slownewsdaymaybe

  • Noirluv45

    Even though I won’t be going to the theater to see this movie, I will be waiting for it to come out of Netflix.

    I’m very happy for the success it’s garnering.

  • sunni_daze

    I really hope this movie could have a Billion $ opening weekend. And I don’t need no trolls pissing in my wheaties.

  • Rayscoty

    They waited in line for a $10 ticket

  • Renee26

    That’s what i was thinking too….maybe it was to see TI

  • Renee26

    Dang…Netflix though

  • Renee26

    I won’t be to see if for 3 weeks….I don’t like full theaters and want to be able to enjoy the movie…and looking at Michael in peace IJS

  • Noirluv45

    Yeah. I just don’t do movie theaters anymore. Either Flix or On Demand.

  • Yardgirl

    I am guessing it was the chance to see it 3 days earlier than everyone els. And to see it for free is an added bonus.

  • Pitty Patty

    he special guest wasn’t T’Challa, King of Wakanda, but T.I., King Of The South! The Grammy Award winning artist, producer, rapper and actor is no stranger to Walmart.
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    Someone’s back on TI’s payroll LMAO

  • Pitty Patty

    Yeah it contributed to almost 90 million dollars to the state of GA Hopefully some of the money can trickle down to the places that need the money the most

  • Trace da Ace

    I second that….at least when it comes on Netflix…I can watch in the comfort of my own bed….pajamas….glass/box of wine….maybe roll a J……100% relaxation….. you feel me?

  • Trey

    DO NOT go to see this movie after 6pm on Friday or Saturday…lol

  • Simone

    TIP gets on my nerves sometime, but he always gives back to the community.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I wish I was there to get tickets and see it early. Be in there with my fish wish sandwhich from docks.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Movie tickets are 10 dollars now O.O

  • Look@m3

    Hell howd I miss this…I should have went to get me a free ticket……

  • Rayscoty

    I think so..

  • Look@m3

    I’m planning for a matinee far away from the urban areas…I aint got time for crying babies and Reynolds wrapping along with the occasional outbursts.

  • Yardgirl

    Girl it is $14+ in Manhattan!! I go to the matinee on the weekend with my hobo purse filled with food. Shiit I am NOT paying those movie theatre prices. I also get a lot of free movie passes, but you have to get there 1hr before the movie starts to guarantee a seat.

  • Look@m3

    I doubt….we will still have potholes everywhere through out the city, they will still increast Marta fare and find some way to add charging stations for electronic cars in the hood

  • Rayscoty

    I wonder is Michael B Jordan showing print in that Catsuit

  • HelloToni

    Aweee that’s so sweet!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    That’s what I thought last time I went I paid 14. Looking at theaters in the suburbs, the tickets for this movie is 16.50 for adults.

  • ???TheRider???

    I’m seeing it on Thursday in the “beige” neighborhood.

  • Vegas1989

    I will get off work early on Thursday to see it while peeps are at work and school..LOL

  • Trey

    So you wanna wait in line for a unassigned seat in 2018???…LMAO

  • Renee26

    It’s sold out in my city…all show times

  • Look@m3

    Nah….i can actually afford to buy the ticket ggeez louise. Its unfortunate that its 2018 and people think you reallt got to stand in line for free tickets and chicken.

  • Noirluv45

    That’s what I’m talking about. That’s the only way I like to watch movies now. People in movie theaters get on my nerves running their mouths, and Lord help us if there’s a crying baby. Yes, I feel you loud and clear!

  • hottlanta

    Black Twitter had kids dressed up as Black Panther and I am here for it.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    What about Redbox?

  • Trey

    Not occasional….you will have full blown conversations and phones out

  • Trey

    You clearly dont understand movie financials…..there is no such thing as a Billion dollar opening

  • Trey

    Ummmm….Disney which owns Marvel will be pulling all of their property from Netflix when they start their own streaming service…so no you wont be seeing this on Netflix

  • Noirluv45

    Ummmmm, then I guess I won’t.

  • Noirluv45

    Girl, I don’t do Redbox. To be honest, I’m really not a movie person, but I did want to support this movie. In fact, I’m not a fantasy/science fiction buff either, so I’m only doing it because I want to support my people.

  • sunni_daze

    And here you go doing exxactly waht I asked not to be done :pissing in my wheaties.” Bye.