Safety Harbor cinema pub Gigglewaters gives free beer, tickets to federal workers impacted by shutdown

Not working because of the shutdown? Have a drink and see a film.

click to enlarge The popcorn isn't free for furloughed government workers, but the beer — and the flick — are. -
The popcorn isn't free for furloughed government workers, but the beer — and the flick — are.

Gigglewaters, a Safety Harbor "social club and screening room" announced on its Facebook page that any federal worker impacted by the shutdown can come see a movie for fee and get a free drink every night until the shutdown ends.


The club, which has a back room where it shows what it calls "classic" films, typically shows at least two movies a week. Tonight they're screening Pineapple Express, but next week they'll show — among others —10 Things I Hate About You, which is a sentiment to which we suspect a lot of furloughed workers can relate.

Furloughed workers: to get your free movie and beer, bring proof or your position (we're thinking a photo ID card or paystub will work, although it's possible the almost-to-boil rage simmering just below the surface of your smile may be sufficient as well).

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