You and the kids can go to an advance screening of the new animated movie SING for free on Thanksgiving weekend, almost a month ahead of its release in theaters. (Maybe.)
I wasn’t planning to post this one at first. At some point, and I don’t know how this happened, we lost all of our AMC theaters in Delaware. But if you’re going to be out of town, want to pass the news on to out-of-state friends or are willing to go for a bit of a drive, the kids will love this one!
“Sing Saturday” is a celebration of free screenings of the new film at 200 AMC Theatres nationwide, on Saturday November 26th at 10am. The first 200 in line at the participating theaters will be taking part in the biggest advance-screening program in Universal’s history.
I hope it does well so they’ll do more advance movie screenings at more theaters!
- Tickets are first come, first served and you have to be physically in line— can’t take your entourage to the mall and leave poor hubby to claim 10 tickets.
- There will be at least 200 tickets available at each location.
- Doors will open/free tickets will become available at 9am.
SING comes from Illumination, who brought us this past summer’s The Secret Life of Pets as well as national treasures Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, and Minions (the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history and one my husband and I shamelessly laughed through, watching without any children present. Seriously, it’s streaming on Netflix, go watch it). It stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly.
And they sing. More than 65 songs.
If you haven’t seen previews, it’s only because your kids haven’t come across them yet. They’re irresistible. My twelve year old daughter literally staggered across the room and demanded I come to the computer and watch. Several times.
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal—some might even say delusional—optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
Five lead contestants emerge: Mike (MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena (Kelly), a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita (Witherspoon), an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Johnny (Egerton), a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; and Ash (Johansson), a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo.
Each arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life. And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theater isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.
If you don’t make it to “Sing Saturday,” you’ll have a bit of a wait ahead of you. SING hits theaters on December 21st, 2016.
More information and a list of participating AMC Theatres: www.SingSaturday.com.