- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 2, 2013

AMC movie theaters is giving out free popcorn to government employees affected by the shutdown at all of its locations, regardless of whether a movie ticket is also purchased, CNN reported.

Public workers need to simply present a valid government or military-issued ID at a concession stand for a free bag of popcorn, the report said.

“There are hundreds of thousands of federal workers whose lives are being impacted,” AMC’s executive vice president of operations, John McDonald, said in a statement.


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“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.”

AMC’s 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.”