First Man to Hold 60 Free Screenings To Honor NASA's 60th Birthday

In October, NASA will celebrate a significant anniversary, as the independent space agency turns 60 years old (President Dwight D. Eisenhower established NASA in 1958). And NASA doesn't plan to celebrate quietly... or alone. In commemoration of its achievements, Universal will be sponsoring 60 free screenings of its upcoming historical drama First Man in honor of NASA's anniversary, and director Damien Chazelle's achievement. And Universal wants you to attend:

Click on the link above to enter into the program, which will allow you to pick up tickets to one of the screenings in the 60 markets that are hosting First Man showings on Monday, October 1. At the time of publication, a number of the screenings have been sold out, so be sure to hurry and check to see if the screening in your market -- or a city close to you -- still has tickets left. They are being handed out on a first-come/first-served basis, and it's a movie that you absolutely want to see on the biggest screen possible.

Set in the 1960s, during a turbulent era in American history, Damien Chazelle's First Man follows the path walked by Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) that took him from talented astronaut in training to "first man to walk on the moon." It's a technical triumph of ingenuity and human spirit, with Chazelle focusing in on the personal sacrifices these men made to achieve professional success... even though (as personified by Claire Foy) the work often left families devastated back home on Earth.

Still, the craft that goes into First Man as Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin (Corey Stoll) and their team reach the moon's surface, will astound audiences -- particularly in IMAX -- and likely propel Damien Chazelle's movie into more than a few Oscar categories. Watch the trailer for First Man below:

Couldn't get into one of the 60th anniversary NASA screenings that are being held on Monday, October 1? You won't have to wait too long to see First Man for yourself. Universal will have the movie in theaters on October 12. For a complete list of movies hitting theaters for the rest of the year, bookmark our complete 2018 Movie Release Schedule.

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