Fans will be delighted as AMC will air free screenings of critically-acclaimed Get Out on President's Day. Creator Jordan Peele said in a Twitter post that the free passes will come "as a small thank you to the fans" for the success of the film.
Free movie passes will be given on a first-come, first-served basis when the film opens on Monday, Feb. 19. One ticket will be reserved per person, so it is important that viewers arrive personally. Those who cannot make it to the first-day screening can catch a live streaming on HBO.
Get Out will be shown in a total of 55 locations in major cities across the country including San Francisco, Santa Clara, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas, Chicago, Kansas, Indianapolis, Oklahoma, Leawood, Newport, West Homestead, Houston, Baltimore, Columbus, and New York among many others.
In New York, for example, #GetOutOneYearLater will be shown on AMC Empire 25 and AMC Village 7 theaters. The movie will start at 7 p.m.
Last year, Get Out hit a record-breaking $250 million gross sales worldwide, which is considered phenomenal in that time of the year. The film is also rated 99 percent on Rotten Tomatoes tabulated from 300 reviews. Producers are hopeful audience will give the same warm welcome as more horror scenes are expected in the second movie release.
Get Out tells the story of a young African-American, Chris, played by Daniel Kaluuya, who visited his girlfriend's family. What could have been a memorable vacation unfolded into a series of horrific events beyond imagination.
Award-Winning 'Get Out'
Get Out is nominated in the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best in Original Screenplay, and Best Actor. Peele is able to use the traditional horror story framework to fit in racial conflicts while highlighting psychological terror all at the same time.
In an interview, Peele said he wanted to lead the film through thriller conversations about racism, diversity, and other social issues. "I'm a true believer in story," he said, igniting interests among storytelling enthusiasts. "I think when you just tell people to think, people tend to get resistant and defensive, and feel like you're accusing them of not thinking."
This year, Get Out is echoed with the same success from the 2017 installment. Peele slightly teased on the details of the sequel, but he said there are plans to do more social thrillers with Universal Pictures.