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AMC to screen election-night results

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2016 photos.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2016 photos. AP

Since you could watch any of the three presidential debates at a movie theater with a crowd of fellow potential voters, why not complete the season watching the election results in a theater? In a deal with CNN, the AMC theater chain is offering this opportunity as it is turning over 50 theaters in 25 major markets to screening results on the evening of Nov. 8.

The election-night viewing parties, beginning at 6 p.m. central time, are only open to members of AMC’s Stubs loyalty program. It’s free to join the program though it costs $15 per year to be upgraded to premium status.

Each eligible moviegoer can bring two guests. Admission is free.

Based on voter registration data, each participating theater has been designated either “red” or “blue” though a Stubs member can RSVP for any theater in their market. The two North Texas locations are AMC NorthPark (a “blue” theater) and AMC Mesquite 30 (a “red” theater). There are no Tarrant locations on the list.

“The 2016 Presidential race has generated record-setting viewing on television and online, and we’re excited to have CNN bring the culmination of the race to the big screen,” Elizabeth Frank, Executive Vice President and Chief Content & Programming Officer of AMC Theatres, said in a press release. “On election night, as Americans gather in their communities to watch the conclusion of this historic election, we recognize that Democrats want to cheer with fellow Democrats, and Republicans cheer with fellow Republicans, so we’ve designated ‘Blue’ and ‘Red’ theatres in each participating market.”

The only other Texas city involved is Houston where the results will be shown at the AMC Deerbrook 24 (“blue”) and AMC First Colony (“red”).

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