'RAFIKI' Revels In Sold-Out Screenings During Its 1 Week Run
The film's team recently announced that it's now available for viewing in Mombasa and Kisumu.
As anticipated, RAFIKI has been in high demand since the ban on the film was temporarily lifted, making it eligible for an Oscars bid.
The Wanuri Kahiu-directed film sold out its first screenings on Sunday and has been well-received by audiences since, Reuters reports.
Oh my Nairobi!!! Thank you for selling out the first screening!! Thank you for watching our film! Thank you for bel… https://t.co/lP2OVHdeRm— Wanuri (@Wanuri)1537704998.0
In response to the increased interest, Nairobi's Prestige Cinema has added more screenings and the film will be shown through September 29. Check out the times you can catch below:
Wednesday | 1:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m.
Thursday | 1:15 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Friday | 12:50 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 8:50 p.m.
Saturday | 10:50 p.m., 12:50 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:50 p.m.
More Nairobi theaters will now screen the film, as well as Anga Mega theater in Kisumu and Nyali Cinemax in Mombasa, the film's team announced on Twitter.
You can now see RAFIKI in Mombasa and Kisumu - and at more cinemas in Nairobi! Thank you for the love, Kenya!… https://t.co/wllVZ8yY0h— Rafiki Movie (@Rafiki Movie)1537867270.0
Kenyans also took to Twitter to document the moment of experiencing RAFIKI in theaters and giving it its due praise.
For everyone out there who feels alone. For everyone who wept through the movie because that is their reality. You… https://t.co/nQI1lPvCP7— KIOKO (@KIOKO)1537776928.0
Went to watch #Rafiki today; the cinema hall was packed on a Monday afternoon! Congratulations @wanuri & the entire… https://t.co/LlBFLw7pOD— Chao Tolle (@Chao Tolle)1537800119.0
Wow just wow @wanuri . So much more than a love story. I see the Nairobi I know sounds, sights, people, struggles,… https://t.co/a0YECTmyyt— Ann McCreath (@Ann McCreath)1537695123.0
On this day, 39 years ago, in Kenya, my beautiful parents stood side by side and declared their love, despite being… https://t.co/hEmiqWWuBT— Phoebe Boswell (@Phoebe Boswell)1537632142.0
Good morning! I’m at Prestige Plaza in Nairobi, the only theatre showing #Rafiki in Kenya. It’s just after 10am, an… https://t.co/vy0q5b5BXT— Tamerra Griffin (@Tamerra Griffin)1537686554.0
Me watching #rafiki for the 5th time knowing @EzekielMutua is hurting 😩 https://t.co/BCzpOmWFvL— Brian Mbunde™ (@Brian Mbunde™)1537522080.0
I haven’t seen this many queer people in one place for a long time #Rafiki— K.T.S.E (@K.T.S.E)1537685292.0
Is there a name for the state where colours induce in one a state of euphoria & well-being? Every time Ziki appeare… https://t.co/Oj1aHudlY7— Negritude ✊🏿 (@Negritude ✊🏿)1537883518.0