TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 01: Two fans are seen wearing masks of 2016 presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Kentucky Wildcats at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

They may one day make a movie about the 2016 presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but you won’t have to wait that long to see these two battle it out on the big screen. A number of Regal movie theaters are looking to cash in on the popularity of this seasons’ presidential debates by offering a live feed of the debates in theaters.

Regal Cinemas is providing a free viewing of this Sunday’s presidential debate between Trump and Clinton at a long list of locations, but they should make plenty of money on concessions anyway. What better way to watch “Trump vs. Clinton 2: This Time It’s Personal” than with a large tub of buttered popcorn or pretzel bites and an extraordinarily oversized “medium” Coke? It should be noted, those attending a viewing of the debate will be given a free small soda with the purchase of any-sized popcorn.

“While our auditoriums feature the likes of Batman V. Superman or Alien vs. Predator, we are excited to offer voters a chance to watch Clinton vs. Trump as they go head to head on the big screen,” Steve Bunnell, Chief Content and Programming Officer at RegalEntertainment Group said in a statement, according to Deadline. “As we continue to look at ways to bring alternative content to our screens, we invite you to come cheer and jeer the candidates at Regal this Sunday.”

Hold on, is Batman V. Superman still in theaters? How? How is that possible? Regardless, a Clinton vs. Trump viewing party in a movie theater sounds interesting and I’d love to know what the turnout looks like. The atmosphere should be pretty electric too, and perhaps a little raucous depending on the split of potential voters in the audience.

Given the success of the first presidential debate on television, it makes sense a company like Regal would want to find a way to capitalize on one of the most intriguing, if not unorthodox, election cycles in recent history. If this second debate experiment is a success, one can only guess Regal will try it again for the third and final debate between the presidential candidates. And, just maybe, opening the doors on election night might be in order. Perhaps one theater on one side of the building for a Democratic watching party and one on the other end for the Republicans? Oh, the possibilities that could be explored.


About Kevin McGuire

Contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Previously contributed to NBCSports.com. Host of the Locked On Nittany Lions Podcast. FWAA member and Philadelphia-area resident.