On Independence Day, to thank Americas troops for their sacrifice and service, active military personnel and veterans will be admitted with one guest to see Columbia Pictures White House Down for free at any Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, or Carmike Cinemas theater by showing proper military identification. The special invitation to Americas military personnel and veterans is valid only on the 4th of July and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis at each participating location.
Commenting on the announcement, Rory Bruer, president of Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, We think ‘White House Down’ is the summers best action movie, so on July 4th, were inviting all active duty and veteran military personnel to bring a guest and see it for free. Its a great way to celebrate the holiday and to honor and thank the troops for their service to our country.
In White House Down, Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nations government falling into chaos and time running out, its up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country. The film is directed by Roland Emmerich, written by James Vanderbilt, and produced by Bradley J. Fischer, Harald Kloser, James Vanderbilt, Larry Franco, and Laeta Kalogridis.