National Geographic is offering complimentary tickets to select showings of Free Solo to government employees impacted by the partial shutdown.

What’s happening:

  • National Geographic will offer complimentary tickets to select screenings of Free Solo at AMC Georgetown for federal employees who are impacted by the partial government shutdown.
  • Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the theater starting one hour before the screening. Federal employees with a valid government ID may each receive up to two tickets and vouchers for popcorn and soda.
  • Free Solo is playing in IMAX for one week only nationwide and in Canada.


Wednesday, January 16, 1 PM

Thursday, January 17, 1 PM

Theater information:

AMC Georgetown

3111 K St NW

Washington, DC 20007

About the film:

“From award-winning filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned filmmaker, cinematographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin (MERU), Free Solo is a breathtaking portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares for an unprecedented feat: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock … the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope.

Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge, Honnold enters his story in the annals of human achievement. Free Solo is both an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit.”

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