DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Once an investigative journalist, now a Christian author and apologist, Lee Strobel went from resolute unbeliever to all-in Christ-follower. Depicted in his book, The Case for Christ, Strobel’s life-changing story is now portrayed in a full-length feature film, coming to cinemas this April.
“The Case for Christ Live Event” premieres Strobel’s story on the big screen, along with an exclusive Q&A featuring Strobel, his wife Leslie and other special guests, broadcast live from Chicago, Illinois. This special, one-night event comes to movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, April 6, 2017 live at 8:00 p.m. ET, 7:00 p.m. CT, 6:00 p.m. MT, and tape-delayed to 8:00 p.m. PT, from Fathom Events and Pure Flix.
Tickets for “The Case for Christ Live Event” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
In 1980, Strobel’s award-winning investigative reporting earned him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune. However, life at home wasn’t going nearly as well. His wife Leslie’s newfound faith in Christ compelled Lee to utilize his journalistic and legal training to disprove the claims of Christianity – pitting his skepticism against her growing faith. Based on Strobel’s bestselling book of the same name, The Case for Christ is a dramatic and heartfelt telling of their compelling journey.
“The Case for Christ has impacted the lives of numerous people around the world,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “This re-telling of Strobel’s journey of faith brings to life a story that has become hugely influential in the world of Christian apologetics today, and we are thrilled to be a part of its cinematic debut.”
“We believe Lee and Leslie Strobel’s real-life story, which led him to writing The Case For Christ, makes for a compelling movie,” said Michael Scott, CEO and co-founder of Pure Flix and a producer of the film. “What a privilege it will be for us and audiences to see them live on movie theater screens talking about their experiences.”
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About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Kirk Cameron’s Revive US. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Pure Flix
Incorporated in 2005, Pure Flix is the worldwide leader in producing and distributing faith- and family-friendly entertainment. Pure Flix's vision is to influence the global culture for Christ through media. With the launch of PureFlix.com, the new streaming video on demand service, the company now offers a trusted destination for the highest quality, wholesome entertainment that's available anytime, anywhere.
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