Two Houston-area theaters are extending a generous offering to NASA employees who were furloughed as a result of the U.S. federal government shutdown.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, with theaters located in northwest Houston and Katy, encourage the furloughed employees to enjoy a screening of the NASA-inspired motion picture "Gravity" at either location during any showtime until Friday, Oct. 18. The screenings include both 2D and 3D viewing options.
The cast of "Gravity" includes Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney and the movie was directed by Oscar® Award nominee Alfonso Cuarón.
"The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Houston is delighted to host our hardworking NASA employees currently at home due to the government shutdown. Anyone who experienced GRAVITY this past weekend on the big screen no doubt has a heightened appreciation for the brave men and women who put their life on the line every time they take flight on a mission into space," said Neil Billingsley-Michaelsen, CEO of Triple Tap Ventures LLC, owner and operator of the Houston-area Alamo Drafthouse Cinema theaters. "We are proud to invite NASA employees into our Space City theaters at Mason Park in Katy and the new Vintage Park location in northwest Houston to enjoy the heart-pounding cinematic experience that GRAVITY provides."
Tickets are available at each theater lobby box office by presenting a NASA employee identification with a limit of one ticket per employee. NASA employees are encouraged to arrive early to get their tickets and enjoy the custom pre-movie show created to compliment screenings of the space-based film.