The Suicide Squad is out now, and their box office numbers might not have dominated the weekend, but HBO Max is happy about how many people watched on their service.

Pete Davidson stars in The Suicide Squad as BlackGuard, and the SNL actor wants to make sure that as many fans see the flick as possible. He even rented out a theater to make sure of it.

The 27-year-old actor rented out Staten Island’s Atrium Stadium Cinema on Saturday so fans could see the film. This entailed him renting out the entire theater.

He booked two showings of The Suicide Squad for 7:20 PM and 8:00 PM, and he said that all fans needed to do was tell the ticket office that they are “friends” of his to get in free.

The theater owner, Gregg Scarola, called Davidson “a really cool guy” while talking about this move to SILive.com

‘It was all Pete’s idea, he reached out to us saying he wanted to give back to the community. He grew up in this community and it means a lot for him to reach out to us — a local theatre — not just a chain. Not enough has been said about what he does for the community, he’s a really cool guy.’

The venue sent out an Instagram post to let fans know what was up. The caption read: “Staten Island comedian, @nbcsnl star and latest @thesuicidesquad villain #PeteDavidson wants to take you to the movies!”

This was a pretty cool move on Pete Davidson’s part as he made sure that The Suicide Squad was seen by as many fans as he could bring to the showings.

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