Free ‘Sing’ Screenings to Take Place During Thanksgiving Weekend

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Illumination Entertainment, Universal Pictures and AMC Theatres announced today free screenings of “Sing,” the studios’ latest new musical film. The film will screen for free in 200 AMC theaters nationwide on Nov. 26.

Tickets for the screenings are available first-come, first-served to those in line for the screenings at the allotted theaters. More information is available at SingSaturday.com.

Garth Jennings (“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”) directed the film, which boasts a stacked cast. Stars such as Matthew McConaugheyReese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron EgertonTori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Serafinowicz, Leslie Jones, Jay PharoahNick Offerman and Beck Bennett all lend their voices to the film.

The film’s official synopsis is as follows:

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times.  Buster is an eternal optimist — okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel — who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it.  Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse (Seth MacFarlane) who croons as smoothly as he cons, a timid teenage elephant (Tori Kelly) with an enormous case of stage fright, an overtaxed mother (Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon) run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets, a young gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton) looking to break free of his family’s felonies, and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson) struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo.  Each animal arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.

The film reportedly has a whopping 85 songs and will release in theaters Dec. 21. The studio previously released “The Secret Life of Pets,” which hit theaters this summer.

The latest trailer for the film is below.

Tell us: What do you think about free “Sing” screenings? Will you try and attend? Let us know in the comments below!