EXCLUSIVE: Federal and military employees affected by the government shutdown are invited to go to the movies for free today, courtesy of Radius-TWC and Landmark Theatres. Qualifying federal and military workers with a valid Federal ID can claim a free ticket to the Radius-TWC docu Inequality For All today only at 13 Landmark theaters across the country. The film features professor, author, and former Clinton administration cabinet member Robert Reich as he illustrates the country’s widening income gap and its ripple effect on the US economy.
Here’s a list of Landmark Theatre locations participating in today’s shutdown promo: Read More »
On Monday night, the government shutdown gave ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel one of his best man-on-the-street taped bits in awhile. Last night, it snapped The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart out of post-Rosewater phase (beware autoplay): Read More »
The federal government shutdown has affected film and TV shoots in the LA area. “Due to the Federal government shutdown, the Angeles National Forest, L.A. River, Sepulveda Dam, the West Lost Angeles VA Medical Center and all other Federal locations have been placed on indefinite hiatus for filming”, FilmL.A. said in a statement today. The nonprofit organization that processes permits for on-location motion picture, television and commercial shoots in the L.A. region says no permits are being issued at this time. Parts of the federal government shut down at midnight Tuesday after Congress failed to reach an agreement on a budget.
Related: AMC Theatres Offering Free Popcorn For Federal Employees
Federal employees impacted by the government shutdown can use their free time to see a movie — and get free popcorn while they’re there – courtesy of AMC Theatres. Beginning today, federal workers just need to present a valid government or military ID at AMC concession stands to receive a free small popcorn. “The offer is good until common sense is restored in Washington D.C., or, more likely, until the shutdown ends or we run out of free popcorn”, AMC Theatres said in a statement. “There are hundreds of thousands of federal workers whose lives are being impacted,” said John McDonald, EVP Operations at AMC. “While we can’t do anything to resolve gridlock in Washington D.C., we can provide a few hours of entertainment, and free popcorn, while they wait to get back to work.” The purchase of a ticket is not necessary to receive the offer.
Related: Shutdown Prompts Ban On Film, TV Shoots In Federal LA Locations