You Can See ‘Sing’ for Free on Thanksgiving Weekend, Courtesy of AMC Theatres
Here’s the thing: After this election, many of you will undoubtedly endure awkward and possibly contentious Thanksgiving dinners with your families. And after that, some of you will get up before the sun rises the next day to participate (either willingly or as the reluctant hostage of a loved one) in the harrowing tradition known as Black Friday. By Saturday, you will find yourself in dire need of a reminder that there is still joy in this world. Lucky for you, AMC Theatres and Universal have your back with free screenings of Sing.
The nationwide theater chain has teamed up with Universal to offer free screenings of the studio’s upcoming animated musical in an event cutely-named Sing Saturday. On November 26, 200 locations across the country will give free admission to the first 200 customers in line. The doors will open at 9 a.m. local time, with the film starting at 10 a.m. Sing doesn’t officially hit theaters until December 21, which means you have a chance to see the new film a full month before general audiences.
(On the other hand, if, after two stressful days of family gatherings and venturing out into the consumer apocalypse, you would rather stay in bed at 9 a.m. on a Saturday, I totally feel you.)
Sing features an impressive all-star voice cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Reese Witherspoon, John C. Reilly, Nick Kroll, Nick Offerman, Leslie Jones and Seth MacFarlane. Directed by Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow) and with a soundtrack boasting 85 hit songs (ridiculous), the film centers on a koala (McConaughey) who tries to save his failing theater by hosting the greatest singing competition of all time.