Chance The Rapper Bought Out A Chicago Theater To Treat Fans To 'Get Out'

The movie is being praised as one of the smartest horror films ever made.

Chance The Rapper loved the Jordan Peele-written-and-directed horror movie Get Out so much that he decided to share his love with his fans by buying out every single performance this past Sunday at the Chatham Theater in Chicago. That allowed moviegoers the chance to see the widely lauded thriller for free. 

His infectious enthusiasm started early on Sunday morning with a tweet urging his 3 million followers to get out and see the film, which he followed up with a series of tweets indicating that he had bought every single ticket and that seats were available to anyone with ID.


The film is a departure for Jordan Peele –best known as half of the comic writing duo Key & Peele – and tackles issues of racism through the dark, atmospheric lens of horror.

The film focuses on Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man whose White girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), takes him home to meet her parents for the first time. Initially skeptical, he soon finds that Rose's parents are a bit too zealous in showing just how "open-minded" they are and things quickly descend into a nightmare for Chris.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Peele talked about some of his experiences that went into writing and directing the film. "Part of being Black in this country, or being a minority in this country, is about feeling like we're perceiving things that we're told we're not perceiving," Peele told the Times. "It's a state of mind. It's a piece of the condition of being African-American, certainly, that people may not know. They may not realize the toll that it does take — even if the toll is making us doubt ourselves."

Daniel Kaluuya agreed with Peele, adding that "(Get Out) is how racism feels. You get paranoid and you can't talk about it. You can't voice it. No one around you gets it, so you can't speak about it. And in the end, it just comes out in a rage."

The film has been widely praised by critics and holds and incredibly rare 99 percent "fresh" rating among top critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and grossed a stunning $30.5 million against a $4.5 million budget on its opening weekend.

Check out the trailer below:


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