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Octavia Spencer Buys Out 'Hidden Figures' Screening for the Less Fortunate

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Octavia Spencer Buys Out 'Hidden Figures' Screening for the Less Fortunate

Now this was a fine way to kick off MLK Day weekend...

Octavia Spencer recently made a kind gesture -- offering a free screening to families in need to see her critically acclaimed film Hidden Figures.

To help spread the word the 46-year-old actress took to Instagram to give details on the time and place of the showing.

"Tomorrow I've bought the 8pm showing of #HiddenFigures [at] the rave Baldwin Hills. If you know a family that would like to see our movie but can't afford it have them come."

Spencer shared the reason behind buying out the movie theater wasn’t only limited to her desire to do something for the less fortunate but also a way to honor her mother, who was a hard working single mom.

“My mom would not have been able to afford to take me and my siblings. So, I'm honoring her and all single parents this #mlkweekend Pass the word.”

Fellow co-star and actress of the hit TV musical drama Empire, Taraji P. Henson, caught word of Octavia's act of kindness and hopped on Instagram to share her words of appreciation.

“This is how phenomenal this woman is @therealoctaviaspencer bought out the movie theatre for TONIGHT'S 8pm showing of #hiddenfigures at Rave cinemas Baldwin Hills in Los Angeles California for poverty stricken families who want to see this movie with their children on #MLK day. If you are in #LA & don't have the money to see the movie with your children go watch for free tonight! 1st come first serve so get there early.”

Hidden Figures debuted at the box office at #1 raking in $22.8M its opening weekend.