FREE Screening of Capitalism: A Love Story — Tonight Only
Michael Moore sent out a press release today saying “We’re just one day away from the widest opening I’ve ever had for any of my movies. Tomorrow, Friday, October 2nd, Capitalism: A Love Story opens on over a thousand screens across the United States, a record for an independent documentary.
This follows last weekend’s limited opening in New York and L.A. where Capitalism set the box office record for the highest per screen average of ANY movie released so far this year. Not just any documentary — any MOVIE! It was, as the studio said, a good indicator of just how well the movie may do when it goes wide this weekend. I sincerely hope they’re right because I believe deeply in this film.”
To kick off the national release of Capitalism: A Love Story, Moore has 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 his film free of charge. The studio has agreed, and so tonight (Thursday), the night before the movie’s opening day, ten cities will grant the public free admission for those who have fallen on hard times. The list of theaters and cities are here at Michael Moore’s website. You don’t need to bring any “proof” of your situation — just show up — it’s the honor system, no questions asked.
So, if you’re going through tough times and you live in one of the areas, ”Please be my guest tonight, on the eve of my new film’s opening. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis,” says Moore.