Michael Moore's new documentary Capitalism: A Love Story will be expanding nationwide tomorrow, October 2, and Moore is doing something special for his widest-released documentary ever. Moore is screening the films in some of the nation's most economically-challenged cities and is presenting the film free of charge. We have all the details below, outlined in a letter written by Michael Moore himself.


We're just one day away from the widest opening I've ever had for any of my movies. Tomorrow, Friday, October 2nd, Capitalism: A Love Story opens on over a thousand screens across the United States, a record for an independent documentary.

This follows last weekend's limited opening in New York and L.A. where Capitalism: A Love Story set the box office record for the highest per screen average of ANY movie released so far this year. Not just any documentary -- any MOVIE! It was, as the studio said, a good indicator of just how well the movie may do when it goes wide this weekend. I sincerely hope they're right because I believe deeply in this film.

To kick off the national release of Capitalism: A Love Story, I've asked the studio to offer a number of screenings in the nation's hardest hit cities -- the ones with the highest unemployment rates and highest foreclosure rates -- where those who've lost their jobs or who are in foreclosure (or have already been evicted) may attend my film free of charge. They've agreed, and so tonight (Thursday), the night before our opening day, ten cities will grant you free admission if you have fallen on hard times. The list of theaters and cities is below. You don't need to bring any "proof" of your situation -- just show up -- it's the honor system, no questions asked.

Of course, a free movie ain't much when what you really need is a job or a place to live. And that's not going to change until the party that controls both the Congress and the White House wakes up and realizes the American people put them in charge to fix the mess created by the previous administration. For that to happen requires the active involvement of each of us. And, as I show in this movie, it's going to also require us to challenge some fundamental assumptions about an economic system that currently allows the wealthiest ONE PERCENT in this country to have more financial wealth than the bottom 95% combined. That concentration of money and power in the hands of so few people is, I believe, at the core of so many of our problems.

So, if you're going through tough times and you live in one of the areas below, please be my guest tonight, on the eve of my new film's opening. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

Also, in another five cities tonight, I have made the film available to local groups to hold benefit screenings to raise money for their local organizations -- organizations which are working toward a day when a filmmaker doesn't have to offer free screenings to people who've been put through the wringer. If you live in any of these areas (see below for the list of benefit premieres tonight), please come out and support the good work of these grassroots groups.

So, until tomorrow, thanks for your support, and I'll see ya at the movies!


Michael Moore

[email protected]





Capitalism: A Love Story FREE SCREENINGS:

Las Vegas, Nevada

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:00 p.m.

Cinemark Orleans

4600 W Tropicana Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89103

Phoenix, Arizona

Thursday, Oct.1st, 7:00 p.m.

Harkins Christown

1620 W Monte Bello

Phoenix, AZ 85015

Fresno, California

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:30 p.m.

Edwards Stadium

250 Paseo Del Centro

Fresno, CA 93720

Saginaw, Michigan

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:00 p.m.

Goodrich Saginaw 8 Theater

3250 Kabobel Dr.

Saginaw, MI 48604

Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:30 p.m.

Regal North Hills Stadium 14

4150 Main at North Hills St.

Raleigh, NC 27609

Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:30 p.m.

Muvico Starlight

1800 Highwood Preserve Parkway

Tampa, FL 33647

Elkhart, Indiana

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:00 p.m.

Carmike Encore Park 14

2701 Cassopolis Street

Elkhart, IN 46514

Baltimore, Maryland

Thursday, October 1st, 7:30 p.m.

The Charles Theatre

1711 North Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Cleveland, Ohio Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:30 p.m.

AMC Westwood Town Center

21653 Center Ridge Road

Rocky River, OH 44116

Peoria, Illinois

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:00PM

Willow Knolls 14 Theatre

4100 W Willow Knolls Drive

Peoria, IL 61615


Miami, Florida

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:30 p.m.

Sunrise Intracoastal

3701 NE 163rd Street

North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Benefiting: Take Back the Land

Madison, Wisconsin

Thursday, October 1st, 7:00 p.m.

Sundance Cinemas 608

430 N. Midvale Blvd.

Madison, WI 53705

Benefiting: Madison Association of Worker Cooperatives / Union Cab / Isthmus Engineering

San Francisco, California

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:30 p.m.

Embarcadero Center Cinema

One Embarcadero Center, Promenade

San Francisco, CA 94111

Benefiting: US Federation of Worker Cooperatives

Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 8:00 p.m.

Kerasotes City North

2600 N. Western Ave.

Chicago, IL 60647

Benefiting: United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America

Grass Valley, California

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:30 p.m.

Del Oro Theatre

165 Mill Street

Grass Valley, CA 95945

Benefiting: KVMR-FM