'Black Panther' Fans Are Transforming Everyday Places Into Wakanda

Fans of "Black Panther" are re-creating the imaginary African nation of Wakanda in real life.
Posted at 3:26 PM, Feb 22, 2018

Think you can only see Wakanda on the big screen? Not anymore. People are getting pretty creative in bringing the imaginary African nation from "Black Panther" into reality. 

This pop-up bar in Washington, D.C., re-created Wakanda with themed outfits and decorations.

Even the music and cocktails paid homage to the story. But for people attending events like this, it's more than just a night of fandom.

"It allows us to connect with the motherland, if you will. And that's something a lot of us have never had the chance to do before," an attendee said.

And a charter school that describes itself as "African centric" transformed a theater in Chicago.

"It's a vision of black people in power, and of black people having control over their own destiny," said Carol Lee, co-founder of the Betty Shabazz International Charter School.

"Black Panther" has broken several records at the box office — including the largest Presidents Day weekend opening in history.