Here’s a Fun, Free Activity for You and the Kids on Thanksgiving Weekend

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Gathering the family together for Thanksgiving this year?

The hustle and bustle of getting dinner ready, catching up with loved ones you haven’t seen in way too long and sleeping off your requisite food coma can make for a busy holiday weekend…

… for adults.

Kids, on the other hand, have a different Thanksgiving perspective.

They’re faced with sitting still for an interminable meal surrounded by boring adult conversations and a seemingly endless stream of distant relatives pinching their cheeks.

The kids deserve something fun to do over Thanksgiving weekend. And luckily, we found a free family activity — that looks like it’ll probably even be fun for you, too.

How to Get Free Movie Tickets for “Sing” on Thanksgiving Weekend

If you and your family have been itching to see “Sing,” you may know it won’t be released until Dec. 21.

But on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 10 a.m., select AMC theaters nationwide will offer a free pre-screening of the film.

The film’s production company, Illumination, is calling it “Sing Saturday,” and it’ll be your only (legal) chance to see the movie before its official Christmastime release.

It’s also a totally free, fun way for you and the family to get out of the house over Thanksgiving weekend.

The film looks cute, if simple, and boasts an all-star cast including Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane and Scarlett Johannson.

And judging by the bits of the score you can hear in the trailer, it’s likely you’ll be singing along despite your best efforts not to. (Don’t worry, your kids will love it — and we won’t tell anyone!)

Sound like a welcome reprieve from leftover pie and walking on political eggshells? See a list of participating AMC theaters in your area here.

There will be at least 200 free tickets available at each participating theater.

That said, theaters will dole out those tickets on a first-come, first-served basis, so show up early if your family’s been itching to see this new film. The box office will open at 9 a.m.

Your kids will thank you — and given the exorbitant price of movie tickets, your wallet will, too.

Your Turn: What song would you sing if you were auditioning to become the next star?

Jamie Cattanach is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Her writing has also been featured at The Write Life, Word Riot, Nashville Review and elsewhere. Find @JamieCattanach on Twitter to wave hello.

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