Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating one of the largest theatre circuits in the United States, today announces the next presidential debate will air live on the big screen at select Regal Cinemas on Sunday, October 9. This free showing will be available at 206 Regal Cinemas across the United States. Here's what Steve Bunnell, Chief Content and Programming Officer at Regal Entertainment Group, had to say in a statement about this debate between Trump and Clinton.
"While our auditoriums feature the likes of Batman V. Superman or Alien vs. Predator, we are excited to offer voters a chance to watch Clinton vs. Trump as they go head to head on the big screen. As we continue to look at ways to bring alternative content to our screens, we invite you to come cheer and jeer the candidates at Regal this Sunday."
The second presidential debate takes place on Sunday, October 9 at 9 PM ET at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, moderated by Anderson Cooper. For a full list of 206 participating theatres, please visit REGMovies.com. The site also reveals that debate attendees will receive a free drink with the purchase of a popcorn. While we don't know if the election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will ever be adapted for the big screen, we do know of one recent hit that was somewhat inspired by this election.
Back in May, filmmaker James DeMonaco admitted that his sequel The Purge: Election Year was partially inspired by the race between these two candidates. Given how this election has dominated the news cycle and various aspects of pop culture throughout the year, it wouldn't be surprising to learn that a Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton movie could some day hit the screen. Until then, fans can see this rivalry play out on the small screen as well.
Last weekend, during the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, Alec Baldwin came aboard to portray Donald Trump alongside Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton in a mock version of the first debate. Alec Baldwin will return to SNL as Donald Trump in the weeks leading up to Election Day on November 8. The third and final presidential debate will be held Wednesday, October 19 at 9 PM ET at University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV, moderated by Chris Wallace.