Michael Moore gives free screenings of CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY

by: GATW Guest Writer
October 1st, 2009


There is nothing I love more than getting something I desire for free (or cheap), and I don't mean that in the made-in-a-third-world-country-using-child-labor sense.

I'm always quite interested to see the latest works from Michael Moore. I respect the man for his bold and enlightening filmmaking. Moore's latest film, CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY, opens this weekend and he wants those people who may not otherwise be able to see his film have an opportunity to do so by offering free screenings. Tonight only, theaters in ten cities will give free tickets to anyone who shows up. The cities the film is being screened in are those who have been hit hardest by current economic conditions and therefore have high unemployment and foreclosure rates.

"To kick off the national release of Capitalism: A Love Story, I've asked the studio to offer a number of screenings in the nation's hardest hit cities -- the ones with the highest unemployment rates and highest foreclosure rates -- where those who've lost their jobs or who are in foreclosure (or have already been evicted) may attend my film free of charge," Moore said in a statement. "They've agreed, and so tonight (Thursday), the night before our opening day, ten cities will grant you free admission if you have fallen on hard times."

That's right, if you're experiencing economic woes (and, really, who isn't?), tonight you can go to the movies free of charge. Sadly, you'll have to pay for your own popcorn.

Hit the jump to see a full list of free screenings.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:00 p.m.
Cinemark Orleans
4600 W Tropicana Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Phoenix, Arizona
Thursday, Oct.1st, 7:00 p.m.
Harkins Christown
1620 W Monte Bello
Phoenix, AZ 85015

Fresno, California
Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:30 p.m.
Edwards Stadium
250 Paseo Del Centro
Fresno, CA 93720

Saginaw, Michigan
Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:00 p.m.
Goodrich Saginaw 8 Theater
3250 Kabobel Dr.
Saginaw, MI 48604

Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina
Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:30 p.m.
Regal North Hills Stadium 14
4150 Main at North Hills St.
Raleigh, NC 27609

Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida
Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:30 p.m.
Muvico Starlight
1800 Highwood Preserve Parkway
Tampa, FL 33647

Elkhart, Indiana
Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:00 p.m.
Carmike Encore Park 14
2701 Cassopolis Street
Elkhart, IN 46514

Baltimore, Maryland
Thursday, October 1st, 7:30 p.m.
The Charles Theatre
1711 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Cleveland, Ohio Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:30 p.m.
AMC Westwood Town Center
21653 Center Ridge Road
Rocky River, OH 44116

Peoria, Illinois
Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:00PM
Willow Knolls 14 Theatre
4100 W Willow Knolls Drive
Peoria, IL 61615

In addition to these free screenings, the cities of Miami, Madison, San Francisco, Chicago, and Grass Valley will be hosting benefit screenings, which you can read more about it HERE.

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