Entertainment 'Independence Day' Star Bill Pullman Urges People to Wear 'Freedom Masks' (Video)
AMC Theatres Reverses and Will Require Guests to Wear Masks Nationwide
AMC has reversed its course and said that it will now require guests to wear masks at all its movie theaters nationwide. The country's largest theater chain was criticized for the policy Thursday when it revealed its safety guidelines, though other chains like Cinemark and Regal have not required masks either. AMC also noted that anyone who does not have a mask can purchase one at the box office for $1. But those who are unwilling to wear a mask will not be admitted or will not be allowed to stay. "This announcement prompted an intense and immediate outcry from our customers, and it is clear from this response that we did not go far enough on the usage of masks.
Bill Pullman, star of the 1996 film "Independence Day," put out a public service announcement urging people to wear their "freedom masks" this 4th of July.
"Hello, America. I may not be your president right now but I've got to tell you, the 4th of July is still my favorite holiday and it always will be," Pullmanposted to YouTube Saturday.
"This Independence Day, I'm going to be celebrating my freedom in a really important way," he continued. "I'm gonna be wearing my freedom mask every time I go into public places. That's right, freedom masks. Because if everybody in America agreed to wear one of these going into public places, we'd be a little closer to being free to safely go back to places like bars and restaurants and schools and most importantly movie theaters."
McConnell urges Americans to continue to wear masks
“We must have no stigma — none — about wearing masks when we leave our homes and come near other people,” he says.The Kentucky Republican’s remarks come as the United States faces another surge in coronavirus cases, with spikes in states like Florida, Arizona and Texas. They also mark a contrast with President Donald Trump, who has refused to wear a mask in public or encourage Americans to do so even as his vice president over the weekend urged Texans to use face coverings during a visit.
"I'd much rather have you see me fly that plane on the big screen than some little selfie," he concluded.
The actor played President Thomas J. Whitmore in the movie "Independence Day" alongside Will Smith as Captain Steven Hiller, Jeff Goldblum as David Levinson, and Mary McDonnell as First Lady Marilyn Whitmore.
Bill Pullman is also known for roles like Lone Starr in 1987's "Spaceballs," Jack in 1995's "While You Were Sleeping" opposite Sandra Bullock and Peter Gallagher, and Walter in "Sleepless in Seattle" opposite Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.
You can watch the message from Pullman above or.
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