Free 'Hamilton' tickets offered as incentive for vaccination at Hollywood Pantages clinic

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- As an incentive to protect Angelenos - and ensure the safety of the theatergoing public - the Hollywood Pantages is offering a chance at free tickets to "Hamilton" for anyone who gets vaccinated.

The theater hosted a popup clinic on Saturday offering entries to a raffle for anyone who gets vaccinated that day. Another clinic is scheduled for June 12.

The Pantages had been scheduled to host a run of the hit musical starting in March 2020. But the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the plan. Now "Hamilton" is expected to return Aug. 17.

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"We were planning on seeing it before just as COVID happened," said 13-year-old Someryn Hoff-Ha. "But then COVID happened and we couldn't see it. So now this is also definitely a good thing."

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The theater was offering doses of the vaccines from either Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson. Not only is it a community service, but the theater noted it wanted to help ensure the safety of its own patrons.

"At the theater, we're laser-focused on customer safety and security," said Pantages general manager Jeff Loeb. "One of those things is making sure everyone is vaccinated."

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