As the summer winds down, National Cinema Day is just around the corner, and theaters across the United States are hoping to give movie lovers a chance to enjoy some of the most highly-anticipated blockbusters of the season for a more affordable price.
On September 3rd, cinemas across the nation announced that they will offer discounted $3 USD tickets. Over 3,000 theaters across the U.S. including major chains like AMC are participating. All major film studios have also agreed, meaning that there will be over 30,000 screens involved in the discounted offering. In a statement from Jackie Brenneman, the Cinema Foundation president, she said, "
"After this summer's record-breaking return to cinemas, we wanted to do something to celebrate moviegoing.
We're doing it by offering a 'thank you' to the moviegoers that made this summer happen, and by offering an extra enticement for those who haven't made it back yet."
Those who have not yet seen the critically acclaimed Top Gun: Maverick will now be able to see it for a discounted price. Jordan Peele's Nope will be amongst those showing at a lower cost, as well. The industry has not yet bounced back from the aftermath of COVID-19 and it hopes that this will remind audiences of the joy of watching films in theaters.
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