AMC Offers Free Furlough Popcorn for Federal Employees

at 8:20 am | By

AMC is offering a sweet deal for federal employees who’ve been furloughed during the government shutdown: free small popcorn, whether you buy a movie ticket or not.

While Congress tries to get its act together (and our own Kelly Lynch spouts borderline treasonous nonsense), more than 800,000 have been placed on furlough, or furcation, if you’re a glass-half-full type of person. AMC announced it will be offering those who are temporarily out of work a free small popcorn at any of its movie theaters nationwide.

“The offer is good until common sense is restored in Washington, D.C., or, more likely, until the shutdown ends or we run out of free popcorn,” AMC said in a statement.

If you’re a federal employee with no income and plenty of spare time, a free popcorn and Netflix sounds like a pretty good day. This had ought to make Toby Ziegler pretty happy.