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Passes to 'Black Panther' screening at African-American history museum gone in minutes

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Photo: Disney / Marvel via MGN Online

Heavy rain and chilly temperatures didn’t keep visitors from trekking out to the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall on Saturday.

“Every time I get to D.C., I try to get to the latest Smithsonian Museum,” said Nathaniel Hermann, who was heading into the museum on Saturday afternoon.

“I just heard plenty of stories about it, so I definitely had to go and see and hear about history,” said Christopher Moore, from Waldorf.

On Sunday, the museum is offering a special screening of "Black Panther."

“Oh! That would’ve been cool!” Hermann said, hearing of the event.

“It’s probably the best viewing place, the most symbolic viewing place that you could watch a movie like that at,” said Owen Madunta, from Frederick, Md., as he left the museum.

Registration for the free passes opened up Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Museum workers say the passes were gone in minutes.

“I’m envious of anybody that’s going to be able to see the movie no matter the circumstances,” said Njama Jones, from Bowie, Md.