Dan Bongino, a former New York Police officer and Secret Service Agent turned conservative political commentator, gave a shout-out to 1819 News on Tuesday's podcast when talking about his new movie "Police State."

Bongino worked with Dinesh D'Souza on the movie to explore the possibility that the United States is becoming controlled and surveilled heavily by law enforcement and the Department of Justice (DOJ).

1819 News reporter Erica Thomas went to a viewing of the film Monday and captured video of the crowd standing and singing the National Anthem. Bongino spoke about the story on "The Dan Bongino Show" and retweeted the video.

"The end of the movie, folks, I'm telling you, there was not a dry eye in the house, and we did not plan this," said Bongino. "But this has been happening in just about every theater across the country. Here's a quick clip from Daphne, Alabama, 1819 wrote about it."

Bongino also shared a similar video from Maryville, Tennessee, and said it was a moment he was very proud of because there was never a plan or prompt for people to stand and sing along with the movie.

The Dan Bongino Show has 2.94 million followers.

Police State is only playing one more time in select theaters on Wednesday, October 25 and will premiere online on Friday, October 27.

To connect with the author of this story or to comment, email erica.thomas@1819news.com.

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