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Big Sean announces Friday theater buyout for 'Queen & Slim'

The Detroit rapper is giving away tickets to a Friday showing of the film at Emagine Royal Oak

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

Big Sean is celebrating Black Friday by taking Detroit to the movies. 

The "Bounce Back" rapper is buying out a theater showing "Queen & Slim" at Emagine Royal Oak on Friday. Tickets to the theater's 7 p.m. showing of the new film are on Sean, and will be distributed at the box office, limit two per person, beginning at 1 p.m. Friday. 

Sean "Big Sean" Anderson

In a tweet announcing the buyout, Sean used three fire emojis to praise the film and congratulated writer and producer Lena Waithe. 

"Queen and Slim" stars Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith as a couple on the run from the law.

In our review of the film, The News called it "a stunner of a debut feature from director Melina Matsoukas and a worthy successor to lovers-on-the-run tales such as 'Bonnie and Clyde' and 'True Romance.'" 

Last year, Big Sean announced plans to partner with Emagine Theaters to open the Sean Anderson Theatre, a 10-12 screen multiplex in the city of Detroit, in 2020. 

agraham@detroitnews.com

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