What could be more patriotic than seeing the White House blown to bits on July 4?
To thank active military and veterans for their service, Sony is offering free admission to the Channing Tatum-Jamie Foxx action film White House Down on Independence Day, the studio announced Tuesday.
Several movie theater chains – Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, and Carmike Cinemas — are participating in the promotion. To get in, patrons must present a valid military ID. The offer is only valid on July 4.
The Roland Emmerich-directed film, which opened wide last weekend, follows Capitol Policeman John Cale (Tatum) who dreams of being a Secret Service agent but has been denied the opportunity. He finds himself indispensable to the President (Foxx) when he’s in the right place (on a White House tour with his daughter, Joey King) at the wrong time (a paramilitary group takes over 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.), and he must save the President, his daughter, and the country.
Each person can bring one guest who will also get in free.