Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — movie stars? No, it’s not a feature film nor a sequel to Mike Nichols’ 1998 movie Primary Colors, instead Regal Cinemas will livestream the next presidential debate at 206 venues at 9 PM ET on Sunday, October 9. And the box office earned from the screening will not go to either candidate’s campaign because the big-screen livestream is free.
“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,” Steve Bunnell, Chief Content and Programming Officer at Regal Entertainment Group said in a statement. “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 will take place at Washington University in St. Louis. Guests who watch the debate at one of Regal’s 206 locations will receive a small soda with any popcorn purchase. Says a Regal rep, “Republicans and Democrats will agree, this is a pretty sweet deal.”