Universal Pictures Offers Free Thanksgiving Weekend Movie Screening

Two hundred AMC Theatres will host an exclusive screening of the film at 10 a.m local time Saturday

Universal Pictures has announced its biggest advanced-screening yet.

Teaming up with AMC Theatres, Universal announced "Sing Saturday," a Thanksgiving weekend event that will give the first 200 moviegoers in line at AMC's across the nation the chance to watch "Sing," the newest film from Illumination Entertainment, for free. 

Two hundred AMC Theatres will host an exclusive screening of the film at 10 a.m local time Saturday.

From the creators of "Despicable Me," "Sing," which is led by Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, will be released nationwide on Dec. 21. Seth McFarlane, Scarlett Johansson and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly also star in the upcoming animated film.

“We are so proud that ‘Sing Saturday’ marks the biggest advance-screening program in the history of Universal Pictures and are honored to join AMC as we kick off the holiday season with Illumination’s gift for moviegoers of every generation,” Nick Carpou, president of distribution for Universal, said in a statement.

Tickets for "Sing Saturday" screenings are free on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9 a.m. Participating theaters in the Chicagoland area include:

AMC Ford City 14

7601 South Cicero Avenue

AMC Hawthorn 12

675 Hawthorn Center

AMC Showplace Michigan City 14

100 Meijer Drive

AMC Showplace Naperville 16

2815 Show Place Drive

AMC Oakbrook 12

300 Oakbrook Center

AMC Loews Quarry Cinemas 14

9201 63rd Street

AMC Randhurst 12

200 Randhurst Village Drive

AMC River East 21

322 East Illinois Street

AMC Showplace Schererville 12

1400 Eagle Ridge Drive

AMC Showplace Village Crossing 18

7000 Carpenter Road

AMC Loews Woodridge 18

10000 Woodward Avenue

AMC Yorktown 18

80 Yorktown Shopping Center

NBC Universal is the parent company of NBC Chicago. 

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