Universal Pictures and AMC Theatres have announced a special deal benefiting veterans who want to see Jason Hall’s “Thank You For Your Service.” In a press release on Friday, the pair announced that they will be giving away up to 10,000 tickets for the film to US veterans who’d like to see the film. “Thank You For Your Service” focuses on a group of US soldiers returning home from war who struggle to reintegrate back into civilian life. Jim Orr, Executive VP of Universal Pictures, said of the move:
Once we began a discussion with AMC about how we could embody the spirit and message of Thank You for Your Service, they stepped up to the plate in a major way. We are honored that up to 10,000 U.S. veterans and active servicemembers will be among the first to experience this riveting film from our partners at DreamWorks.”
The war drama is a film adaptation of Pulitzer prizewinner David Finkel’s bestselling book of the same name. “Thank You For Your Service” features Miles Teller (“Whiplash”), Haley Bennett (“The Girl on the Train”), Joe Cole (“Peaky Blinders”), Amy Schumer (“Trainwreck”), Beulah Koale (“The Last Saint”), Scott Haze (“Child of God”), Keisha Castle-Hughes (“Game of Thrones”), Brad Beyer (“42”), Omar J. Dorsey (“Django Unchained”) and Jayson Warner Smith (“Rise Up”). Hall, best known for adapting “American Sniper” for film, wrote the screenplay and made his directorial debut with the upcoming film.
“Thank You For Your Service” comes to theaters Oct. 26. Free tickets will be available to the first 25 veterans through theater doors on a first come basis and will only be available for the 7 pm preview screening on Oct. 26. Watch the trailer below.