Thursday, October 30, 2008

FIREPROOF Still Going Strong!

As FIREPROOF prepares for its sixth weekend in theaters, more than 100 theaters will be adding it to their offerings. In all, 887 theaters across the country will be showing FIREPROOF. An interesting aside: through today, the end of the fifth week, the movie is still playing in 80 percent of the theaters where it opened on September 26! That is due to loyal fans like you ... thanks!

Let us know if you live in one of these new towns and what day you will be seeing FIREPROOF!

Clarksville, Ark. (Clarksville Cinema)
Mountain Home, Ark. (Sun Valley Cinema 6)
Brentwood, Cal. (Delta Cinemas)
Grass Valley, Cal. (Sierra 4)
Jackson, Cal. (Jackson Cinemas)
Laguna Niguel, Cal. (Rancho Niguel 8 Cinemas)
Lodi, Cal. (Stadium 12)
Oroville, Cal. (Feather River Cinemas 6)
Red Bluff, Cal. (Riverside Plaza)
Santa Rosa, Cal. (The Roxy Stadium 14 Cinemas)
Steamboat Springs, Colo. (Wildhorse Stadium 6)
Apopka, Fla. (Wekiva Riverwalk 8)
Inverness, Fla. (Citrus Cinemas 6)
Lake City, Fla. (Cinema 90 #6)
Port Orange, Fla. (Port Orange 6)
Tampa, Fla. (University 16)
The Villages, Fla. (Old Mill Playhouse 8)
Cartersville, Ga. (Carmike 12)
Bloomington, Ill. (Palace Cinemas)
Clinton, Ill. (Clintonia Eagle Theatre)
Freeport, Ill. (Lindo Theatre)
Hillsboro, Ill. (Orpheum Theater)
Jacksonville, Ill. (Illinois Theatre 2)
Morton, Ill. (Morton Cinema)
Mt. Vernon, Ill. (Showplace 8)
Robinson, Ill. (Eagle 5)
St. Charles, Ill. (Charlestown 18)
Goshen, Ind. (Linway Plaza 6)
Greendale, Ind. (Greendale Cinema 10)
Jasper, Ind. (Jasper Cinema 8)
Plymouth, Ind. (Showland Cinema 3)
Seymour, Ind. (Great Escape 8)
Carroll, Iowa (Carroll Theatres)
Orange City, Iowa (Holland Plaza)
Spencer, Iowa (Southpark 7)
Colby, Kan. (Colby Cinema & Arcade)
Pikeville, Ky. (Riverfill 10)
Shelbyville, Ky. (Great Escape 8)
Natchitoches, La. (The Parkway Cinema)
Grand Haven, Mich. (Grand Haven 9)
Kalamazoo, Mich. (Gull Road Cinema)
Monroe, Mich. (Frenchtown Square Mall 8)
Mt. Pleasant, Mich. (Celebration Cinema 11)
Oxford, Mich. (Oxford 7)
Cambridge, Minn. (Cambridge Theatre)
Duluth, Minn. (Duluth 10 Theatre)
East Grand Forks, Minn. (River Cinema 12)
Grand Rapids, Minn. (Mann Cinema 8)
Hibbing, Minn. (Mann's Hibbing Cinema 8)
Owatonna, Minn. (Northwood Cinema 10)
Laurel, Miss. (Sawmill Square 5)
Creve Coeur, Mo. (West Olive 16)
Fulton, Mo. (Fulton Cinema 8)
Kirksville, Mo. (Downtown Cinema 8)
West Plains, Mo. (Glass Sword 3 Cinemas)
Bozeman, Mont. (Gallatin Valley Cinema)
Albemarle, N.C. (Eastgate 5)
Laurinburg, N.C. (Laurinburg Twin)
Southport, N.C. (Surf Cinemas 4)
Fremont, Neb. (Cinema III Theatres)
Seward, Neb. (Rivoli)
Hooksett, N.H. (Cinemagic & Imax 15)
Geneva, N.Y. (Movies 8)
Hudson, N.Y. (Fairview Cinema 3)
Monroe, N.Y. (Monroe Cinema 6)
Rome, N.Y. (Rome Cinemas)
Athens, Ohio (Athena Grand 11)
Cincinnati, Ohio (Showcase Cinemas Western Hills 14)
Findlay, Ohio (Carmike 12)
Gallipolis, Ohio (Spring Valley Cinema 7)
Hamilton, Ohio (Showplace 8)
Jackson, Ohio (Tri City)
Nelsonville, Ohio (Movies 10)
Wheelersburg, Ohio (Wheelersburg Cinema 6)
Grove, Okla. (Cinema 4)
Pauls Valley, Okla. (Royal 1 & 2 Theatres)
Sand Springs, Okla. (Cinema 8—Sand Springs)
Grants Pass, Ore. (Movies Six)
Hermiston, Ore. (Hermiston Cinema 8)
Klamath Falls, Ore. (Pelican Cinemas)
Altoona, Pa. (Carmike 8)
Delmont, Pa. (Wynnsong 12)
Greensburg, Pa. (Carmike 15)
Scranton, Pa. (Endless Mountain Theatre)
James Island, S.C. (Carmike James Island 8)
Elizabethton, Tenn. (Bonnie Kate Theatre)
Savannah, Tenn. (Southgate 3)
Big Spring, Tex. (Cinema 4)
Brenham, Tex. (Westwood 3)
Center, Tex. (Rio)
New Braunfels, Tex. (The Marketplace 12)
Stephenville, Tex. (Cinema 6—Stephenville)
Uvalde, Tex. (Forum 4)
Colonial Heights, Va. (Southpark Mall Stadium 16)
Culpeper, Va. (Culpeper Movies 4)
Galax, Va. (Twin County Cinema 3)
Norton, Va. (Cinema City Stadium 9)
Rocky Mount, Va. (Eagle Rock 5)
Martinsburg, W. Va. (Martinsburg Cinema 10)
Morgantown, W. Va. (Morgantown Mall 12)
Summersville, W. Va. (Merchants Walk 4)
Othello, Wash. (Showhouse Theatre)
Tukwila, Wash. (Parkway Plaza 12)
Yelm, Wash. ( Yelm Cinemas at Prairie Park)
Burlington, Wisc. (Plaza Theater—Burlington)
Lake Delton, Wisc. (Desert Star Cinema)
Monroe, Wisc. (Goetz 2)
Sturgeon Bay, Wisc. (Sturgeon Bay Cinema 6)
Viroqua, Wisc. (Vernon Cinema)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Movies ... and TV

We know it would be impossible for you to go to every showing of FIREPROOF this weekend. So we have one other entertainment option for you: Huckabee. Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, now has a weekend talk show on the Fox News Channel, airing at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific both on Saturday and Sunday.

Why do we share this with you? Well, in addition to Mr. Huckabee endorsing the movie (“FIREPROOF is a gripping and powerful story. … I loved it and you will too!”), he has a couple of guests on his show this weekend you might enjoy seeing.

On the show this weekend are Alex Kendrick, the director and co-writer of FIREPROOF (and co-author of The Lovc Dare), and Jim McBride, one of the executive producers of the film. Jim and Alex (also known as coaches Bobby Lee Duke and Grant Taylor) will be discussing the movie that has become a movement!

Tune in and let us know what you think of the show! Now, who is ready to go see a movie this weekend?!?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Some Quick Updates

We wanted to get you caught up on a few things as we get ready for the fifth weekend of FIREPROOF, the No. 1 Inspirational Film in America!

For the first time, FIREPROOF did not finish in the Top 10 last weekend ... it was eleventh. Because it played in only a little more than 900 theaters, FIREPROOF still easily finished in the top 10 for per-screen average. With the film still playing in 883 theaters, including 84 new ones, it is possible the movie could return to the overall Top 10 this weekend!

Including theaters that have added (and subtracted) FIREPROOF since it opened on September 26, the total number of theaters that will have had FIREPROOF playing as of this weekend is 1,101.

We told you about the opportunity you had last week to bid on a jacket that Kirk Cameron wore during a scene in FIREPROOF. It turns out that the winning bid was $2,500, with all of the proceeds going to American Family Radio. Congratulations to all involved!

And finally, this is the 100th post on this blog ... thanks for following along and thanks for all of your great comments. Most of all, thanks for all you are doing to help people fall in love with FIREPROOF!

Monday, October 20, 2008

October 24 Openings

FINAL UPDATE: As of October 23, there are now 85 theaters where FIREPROOF will open on October 24. Take a look at the list and let your friends that live in these towns know about the movie! (You can get tickets here.)

Boaz, Ala. (Boaz 9 Cinema)
Apple Valley, Cal. (Apple Valley 14)
Irvine, Cal. (Westpark 8 Cinemas)
Lakeport, Cal. (Lakeport 5)
Monterey, Cal. (Osio Plaza 6)
Oakhurst, Cal. (Met Theatre 5)
Paradise, Cal. (Paradise Cinema 7)
Rohnert Park, Cal. (Rohnert Park All-Stadium 16)
Sonora, Cal. (Sonora Stadium 10)
South Lake Tahoe, Cal. (Heavenly Village Cinemas)
Tehachapi, Cal. (Hitching Post 4)
Ukiah, Cal. (Ukiah Stadium 6)
Loveland, Colo. (Metropolitan MetroLux 12)
Mystic, Conn. (Mystic Village Cinema 3)
Hialeah, Fla. (Hialeah 18)
Homestead, Fla. (Flagship Cinemas 14)
Eastman, Ga. (Heart of Georgia)
St. Marys, Ga. (Kings Bay Village 9)
St. Simons Island, Ga. (Island Cinemas 7)
Bloomington, Ill. (Galaxy 14 Cine)
Peoria, Ill. (Willow Knolls 14)
Richmond, Ind. (Showplace 11)
Ankeny, Iowa (Paramount 5)
Sioux City, Iowa (Promenade Cinema 14)
Derby, Kan. (Derby Plaza)
Newton, Kan. (Chisolm 8)
Cannonsburg, Ky. (Phoenix 10 Theatres at Kyova Mall)
Elizabethtown, Ky. (Movie Palace 6)
Mt Sterling, Ky. (10th Frame)
Seekonk, Mass. (Showcase Cinemas Seekonk Route 6)
South Weymouth, Mass. (Cameo 2)
Springfield, Mass. (Showcase Cinemas at Eastfield Mall)
Annapolis, Md. (Harbour 9 Theatres)
Ann Arbor, Mich. (Quality 16)
Ypsilanti, Mich. (Showcase Cinemas Ann Arbor 20)
Austin, Minn. (Cinemagic 7)
Hutchinson, Minn. (Century Cinema 7)
Monticello, Minn. (Monticello 14)
Grenada, Miss. (Plaza Twin Cinema)
New Albany, Miss. (The Movie Reel)
Lebanon, Mo. (B&B Ritz 4 Theatres)
Monett, Mo. (B&B Plaza 5)
Bozeman, Mont. (Gallatin Valley Cinema)
Missoula, Mont. (Carmike 10)
Brevard, N.C. (The Falls Cinema)
Concord, N.C. (Carolina Mall 8)
Jacksonville, N.C. (Carmike 16)
Monroe, N.C. (Union Square Cinema 8)
New Bern, N.C. (Southgate Cinema 7)
Sanford, N.C. (Spring Lane Cinemas)
Laughlin, Nev. (Riverside Resort 6)
Alamogordo, N.M. (Allen Aviator 10)
Ashland, Ohio (Ashland Square Cinema)
Grove City, Ohio (Star Cinemas 8-Grove City)
Hillsboro, Ohio (Star Cinemas 6-Hillsboro)
Mason, Ohio (Showcase Cinemas Kings Island)
Broken Arrow, Okla. (Cinema 8—Broken Arrow)
Claremore, Okla. (Claremore Cinema 8)
Guymon, Okla. (Suburban Cinemas Northridge 8)
Sapulpa, Okla. (B & B Sapulpa Cinema 8)
Tahlequah, Okla. (Green Country 6)
Sisters, Ore. (Sisters Movie House 4)
Bloomsburg, Penn. (Cinema Center—Bloomsburg)
Palmyra, Penn. (Cinema Center of Palmyra)
Pittsburgh, Penn. (Waterworks Cinemas)
Conway, S.C. (Rivertowne Stadium 12)
Lexington, S.C. (Pastime Pavilion 8 Cinemas)
Brookings, S.D. (Showcase Cinema 5)
Milbank, S.D. (Mill 3)
Pierre, S.D. (State 3 Theatre)
Watertown, S.D. (Watertown Mall Cinema 5)
Morristown, Tenn. (College Square 9)
Austin, Tex. (Southpark Meadows 14)
Beeville, Tex. (Rio Six Cinema)
Galveston, Tex. (Premiere Cinema 11)
Pleasanton, Tex. (Plestex 3)
Portland, Tex. (North Shore 8)
Park City, Utah (Redstone 8 Cinemas)
Abingdon, Va. (Abingdon Cinemall)
Port Orchard, Wash. (Orchard Theatre)
Sunnyside, Wash. (Grand Yakima Valley 12)
Yakima, Wash. (Yakima 8)
Delafield, Wisc. (Hillside 14)
Grand Chute, Wisc. (Hollywood 14—Appleton)
Green Bay, Wisc. (Marcus Greenbay East 12)
Cheyenne, Wyo. (Capitol City 12)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Who Knew?

Okay, admit it … you had little to no idea that Saturday, October 18 is Sweetest Day. ’Tis true. Now that you know, what will you do? Well, the FIREPROOF Blog has a suggestion: take your sweetie to see FIREPROOF this weekend! It will be a gift that you’ll both enjoy!

Okay, admit it … you had little to no idea that October is Clergy Appreciation Month. Again, ’tis true. So, what is a good way to show appreciation? How about FIREPROOF tickets for this weekend?

Sensing a theme here? Honestly though, how many movies are at theaters this weekend that not only affirm marriage but will also impact marriages? How many clergy members would not only benefit from the movie, but also then be able to encourage the entire congregation to experience the film?

Two celebrations, one movie: FIREPROOF. Now you know!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Singles Loving FIREPROOF

Take one look at the Stories section at and you will find all kinds of examples about how FIREPROOF is impacting married couples. But what about singles? Well, thanks to the blogosphere, we have an answer:

“You need to go see FIREPROOF. Really, you do. I went tonight and was so glad I did.”

That’s what Pastor Nate Peregoy says on his blog. That, and well this:

“Most of all, it’s for everybody. Kids, parents, older couples, singles. Everybody. Each viewer learns about forgiveness. The movie speaks to all relationships and has application for us all as we accept and serve each other unconditionally. I’m usually not very good at this. But the movie helped put human skin on grace and helped us enter into the opportunities we have to bring love and peace to the lives of the people around us.”

Then there’s Nicky Story. Someone asked her to see FIREPROOF so that should could blog about it from a single’s perspective. Here are some of her thoughts:

FIREPROOF, a story about love. I was truly moved by the movie, it is yet another example of love being a choice—not a feeling. Of course the film is about a married couple, but it is even more about the relationship we have with the Lord. Are we choosing to love Him, even when we don’t feel like it?”

Finally, we aren’t joshing about singles liking it. Take a look at what Josh said over at Just Joshing:

“It is an AWESOME Christian based film. I recommend it to everyone! While the storyline focuses primarily on marriage, there are also a lot of good lessons for single Christians to learn as well.”

Thanks for the great posts! And if you’re single and have seen the movie, we’d love to hear your thoughts in our comments area!

You Never Know Who Is In Your Theater ...

Take a look at this story passed along by Kirk Cameron ...

“I was in Charleston, West Virginia for a conference with my ministry partner, Ray Comfort. We were teaching Christians how to share their faith more effectively with everyday people. On Saturday night, Ray and I (and 14 others from our team) went to the 7:00 showing of FIREPROOF at a local theater. We slipped in about 30 minutes before the end, and when the credits rolled, the lights came up and I stood up and introduced myself to the audience.

“We had their rapt attention, as I’m sure its not every day people have the actor they’ve just watched appear and start talking to them. I spoke of some of the highlights of FIREPROOF, how marriage is to honored above all, and explained how the woman I kissed in the movie wasn’t Erin Bethea, but instead was my real wife who was specially flown for the scene. That was our way of honoring marriage both on and off the screen.

“Then I introduced Ray, and he preached the gospel. It was beautiful. As we made a quick exit, a tall man in his 30s ran after us and said that he wanted to surrender his life to Christ. ‘I want to be saved. I need to be saved!’ he said. We found a quiet place in the hall and prayed with him. It was sweet icing on the cake of a night.”

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bid on Caleb’s Jacket!

Our friends over at American Family Radio (AFR) told us about an eBay auction item that you might be interested in bidding on. Back in November on the FIREPROOF Production Blog, you learned about media outlets visiting the set of FIREPROOF in Albany, Georgia. We even had a picture of AFR morning man JJ Jasper interviewing Stephen Kendrick.

Well, an interesting thing happened when JJ was on the set. One of the evening shoots included a scene where Caleb Holt goes outside to call his father. As is wont to be the case in late autumn, it was pretty chilly that evening. After a few takes, Kirk Cameron mentioned how cold it was getting. JJ graciously offered up his jacket and sure enough, that is what Kirk is wearing when he makes a key phone call.
Afterward, Kirk signed the inside panel of the jacket. Now, the jacket is available on eBay! And best of all, the full amount of the purchase price goes to AFR, the commercial-free radio network, which is in the midst of their Sharathon. The jacket auction lasts until early Saturday morning.

So, here is your chance get a piece of FIREPROOF ... and a nice jacket to boot! (btw: get well soon, JJ!)


Lots of really great stuff to share with you ... which works great, because they are all about you sharing FIREPROOF with others!

First, we have great news about this coming weekend. After three consecutive finishes in the Top 10, FIREPROOF will actually be playing in more theaters than ever this weekend. It will be in 905 theaters, including exactly 100 that will have it for the first time. Thanks to you telling people and them telling others, a movie made by a church is flummoxing the movie industry!

Next, on, LAGirl posted a review of FIREPROOF that includes this great line: “You get laughs, you get cries and you leave entertained.”

Finally, it looks like some of you have been interviewing Kirk Cameron (aka Caleb Holt). has posted its unique brand of regular-people interviews with Kirk:

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thursday Farewells

The theaters listed below will be bidding farewell to FIREPROOF before this weekend. (And be sure to check out the list of the more than 90 theaters that will be getting FIREPROOF for the first time this Friday, October 17.)

If you live in one of the towns listed below, you have until Thursday to see the movie. But take heart; that is still enough time to get a group together to see the movie that is changing how people look at marriage in the movies!

Tucson, Ariz. (Century El Con 20 Theatre)
Blytheville, Ark. (Malco Trio)
Lakewood, Cal. (Lakewood Center Stadium 16)
Long Beach, Cal. (Marketplace 6—Long Beach)
Manhattan Beach, Cal. (Manhattan Village 6)
Oceanside, Cal. (Oceanside 16)
Palmdale, Cal. (Cinemark 16)
San Diego, Cal. (Town Square All Stadium 14)
Santa Barbara, Cal. (Riviera)
Denver, Colo. (Colorado Center 9)
Littleton, Colo. (Bowles Crossing 12)
Wilmington, Del. (Brandywine Town Center 16)
Melbourne, Fla. (Oaks 10)
Miami, Fla. (The Falls 12)
Orlando, Fla. (Fashion Square 14)
Starke, Fla. (Florida Twin)
Fort Benning, Ga. (Wynnsong 10)
Cairo, Ga. (Zebulon Cinema)
Savannah, Ga. (Carmike 10)
Thomaston, Ga. (Ritz Theatre)
Chicago, Ill. (600 North Michigan Ave.)
Lake in the Hills, Ill. (Lake in the Hills 12)
New Lenox, Ill. (Showplace 14)
Batesville, Ind. (Gibson Theatre)
Merrillville, Ind. (Showplace 12—Hobart)
Wabash, Ind. (Syn Eagles Theatre)
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa (Temple Theatre)
Murray, Ky. (Cheri)
Houma, La. (Palace Theatre 10)
Framingham, Mass. (Framingham 15)
Hunt Valley, Md. (Hunt Valley Cinemas 12)
La Vale, Md. (Country Club 6)
Westminster, Md. (Westminster 9)
Dickinson, N.D. (Cinema Three)
Farmingdale, N.Y. (Farmingdale Stadium 10)
Garden City, N.Y. (Roosevelt Field 8)
New York, N.Y. (Empire 25 Theaters)
West Nyack, N.Y. (Loews Palisades Center 21)
Yonkers, N.Y. (Central Plaza 4)
Columbus, Ohio (Lennox 24)
St. Clairsville, Ohio (Ohio Valley Mall 9)
Toledo, Ohio (Franklin Park 15)
Zanesville, Ohio (Cinemark 12)
Norman, Okla. (Spotlight 14)
Beaverton, Ore. (Century 16 - Cedar Hills Crossing)
King of Prussia, Penn. (King of Prussia 15 & Imax)
McCandless, Penn. (Showcase Pittsburgh North)
Moosic, Penn. (Cinemark 20—Moosic)
Scranton, Penn. (Steamtown Mall)
Wilkes-Barre, Penn. (Wilkes-Barre Movies 14)
Oneida, Tenn. (Cinema 3 Theatre)
Copperas Cove, Tex. (Cove Theatre)
Del Rio, Tex. (Movies 8)
Graham, Tex. (National Theater 2)
San Antonio, Tex. (Santikos Embassy 14)
Alexandria, Va. (AMC Hoffman Center 22)
Federal Way, Wash. (Century Sea Tac Mall 16)
Olympia, Wash. (Century Capitol Mall 14)

Quite a Day!

It’s official: FIREPROOF is once again in the Top 10! It took most of the day Monday for it to become official (in contrast to the estimations you may have read in your Monday newspaper), but it was worth the wait!

For all three weekends since the film opened, FIREPROOF has finished in the Top 10. This week, 17 movies were showing on more screens than was FIREPROOF... but only three of them had a better per-screen average.

And if that wasn’t amazing enough, when the New York Times bestsellers’ lists came out earlier today, The Love Dare was No. 1 on the paperback advice list.

A top-ten movie three weeks running. A No. 1-bestseller.

Thank you. For seeing this movie. For taking friends to see this movie. For telling your family to go see this movie. For blogging about this movie. For challenging yourself to take the dare. For honoring God with your marriages.

Talk about exceedingly, abundantly ...

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Weekend Is Here: Time for a Movie!

Like every weekend throughout the year, you have lots of options when it comes to seeing a movie. Hundreds of movies will be released by Hollywood this year—big studios as well as small independent films.

Many even mock your beliefs … some subtly, some with much fanfare.

And then there’s FIREPROOF. If you haven’t seen it yet, make the time this weekend. If you’re wondering if it’s worth the time and money involved, take a look at what these folks say.

If you’re one of the approximately 2 million people that have already seen this movie: thanks!

You know the impact that this story of hope and renewal is having. Do you know someone in your neighborhood, at church, at work, at school, at home that needs to hear this message as well?

Invite them to go see FIREPROOF this weekend. Go with them. Or offer to watch their kids. While it’s still playing in nearly 900 theaters across the country, do whatever you can to get your friends to see FIREPROOF ... a movie that could make a difference in their lives.

After all, it’s not every weekend you can do that!

Quick Media Updates

As FIREPROOF begins its third week in theaters across the nation, the media is still intrigued by the story of a church making a movie that is impacting the box office ... and more importantly, impacted marriages!

As of this moment, FIREPROOF is the lead story on the CNN entertainment home page. It links to this story. In addition Kirk Cameron, who plays Caleb Holt, will be featured on the weekend edition of the syndicated entertainment program Extra. Check your local listings to find the program.

And in a 3-star review for the Roanoke Times & World News, Jeff DeBell writes:

“At just over two hours, Fireproof is a bit long as movies go. But a credible story about building good marriages -- and healing sick ones -- should be worth at least that much of anyone’s time.”

Internet Safety

“Be careful little eyes what you see.”

That Sunday school song is part of the Casting Crowns song “Slow Fade,” which can be heard in FIREPROOF.

One of the challenging subplots in the movie is Caleb’s parasite, as The Love Dare calls it. Caleb takes drastic measures to rid himself of his parasite. It appears to have inspired at least one moviegoer who commented on the Blog:

“I just wanted to testify that God has broken my addiction to pornography because of a scene in the movie, FIREPROOF. After watching Kirk Cameron destroy his computer rather than face temptation, I knew that’s what I had to do. I destroyed my laptop and threw it in the trash. Since then, I’ve felt freedom like never before! I had been addicted for over 20 years. Praise God!!”

Knowing addictions aren’t always cured so quickly, is offering a 30-percent discount on their Safe Eyes blocking software. Just use fireproof as your coupon code. It could make a world of difference in your home:

“The movie impacted our family in a very unusual way. After seeing it, our 14-year-old son confessed to us in tears that he had been battling an internet pornography addiction for over a year. … The movie moved him to action, and he is working with us to prevent this from happening again. Thank the Lord for using this tool to bring conviction to his heart.”

FIREPROOF addressed the main issues that my husband and I have been going through. I think this movie really showed him how it makes a wife feel to have to deal with those issues. I pray this movie really helps not only my marriage but all the other people who face the same type of issues in theirs.”

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

October 17 Theaters

October 16 UPDATE: We now have exactly 100 theaters that will begin showing FIREPROOF on October 17. Here is the complete list (as of late October 15). You can get tickets online for most of these theaters.

Fairbanks, Alaska (Goldstream 16)
Casa Grande, Ariz. (Casa Grande 14)
Mesa, Ariz. (Cinemark 16)
Sierra Vista, Ariz. (Cinemark 10—Sierra Vista)
Tucson, Ariz. (Century Park 16 Theatre)
Monticello, Ark. (Hollywood Theatre)
Anderson, Cal. (Prime 11)
Antioch, Cal. (Deer Valley Stadium 16)
Auburn, Cal. (Auburn Stadium 10)
Calexico, Cal. (Calexico 10)
Campbell, Cal. (Plaza 4 Theatre)
Chico, Cal. (Tinseltown Movies 14—Chico)
Daly City, Cal. (Century 20 Daly City)
Dublin, Cal. (Hacienda Crossings 20)
El Centro, Cal. (Imperial Valley 14 Cinemas)
Milpitas, Cal. (Century 20 Great Mall)
Morgan Hill, Cal. (Tenant Station Stadium Cinemas)
Placerville, Cal. (Placerville 9)
Pleasant Hill, Cal. (Century 16 Downtown Pleasant Hill)
Rancho Mirage, Cal. (Century @ the River)
Redwood City, Cal. (Century 20 Redwood Downtown)
Salinas, Cal. (Maya Salinas 14 Cinemas)
San Diego, Cal. (Horton Plaza 14)
San Jose, Cal. (Almaden 5)
San Jose, Cal. (Century Capitol 16)
San Jose, Cal. (Oakridge 20)
San Leandro, Cal. (Century 16 Bayfair Mall)
Santa Barbara, Cal. (Plaza De Oro)
Union City, Cal. (Century 25—Union City)
Louisville, Colo. (Colony Square 12)
Parker, Colo. (Twenty Mile Stadium 10)
Gulf Breeze, Fla. (Breeze 8)
Pace, Fla. (Ridge Cinema 8)
Tampa, Fla. (University 16)
Dawsonville, Ga. (Dawsonville 400 Stadium)
Waycross, Ga. (Mall Cinema 7)
Hayden, Id. (Hayden Cinema 6)
Post Falls, Id. (River City 6)
Twin Falls, Id. (Twin Falls Cinema 12)
Batavia, Ill. (Randall 16)
Decatur, Ill. (Strand 10)
Galesburg, Ill. (Showplace 8)
Columbia City, Ind. (Bones Cinema 4)
Columbus, Ind. (Showplace 12)
Indianapolis, Ind. (College Park 14)
Marion, Ind. (Showplace 12)
Michigan City, Ind. (Showplace 14)
Muncie, Ind. (Showplace 7)
Vincennes, Ind. (Showplace 8)
Washington, Ind. (Indiana Theatre 2)
Council Bluffs, Iowa (Star Cinema—Council Bluffs 16)
Des Moines, Iowa (Southridge 12)
Dubuque, Iowa (Mindframe 6)
Dubuque, Iowa (Star Cinema 14)
Marshalltown, Iowa (Plaza Theatre)
Topeka, Kan. (Hollywood Theatre 14)
Falmouth, Maine (Falmouth 10 Cinemas)
Houlton, Maine (Temple Cinema)
Westbrook, Maine (Westbrook Cinemagic 16)
Annapolis, Md. (Annapolis Mall 11 Cinema)
Bryans Road, Md. (Indian Head Cinema 5)
Battle Creek, Mich. (West Columbia 7)
Alexandria, Minn. (Midway Mall 7 Cinemas)
Elk River, Minn. (Elk River 17)
Waite Park, Minn. (Parkwood 18)
Columbia, Miss. (Marion Twin)
Poplar Bluff, Mo. (Showplace 8)
Sikeston, Mo. (Malco Trio)
Kearney, Neb. (Kearney Cinema 8)
Mesquite, Nev. (Red Hills Cinema 8)
Forest Hills, N.Y. (Brandon Cinemas 2)
Chillicothe, Ohio (Chillicothe 10)
Sandusky, Ohio (Cinemark Movies 10)
Enid, Okla. (Oakwood 8)
Stillwater, Okla. (Carmike 10)
Tahlequah, Okla. (Green Country 6)
Bala Cynwyd, Penn. (Bala Theatre)
Cranberry, Penn. (Cranberry Mall 5)
Pittsburgh, Penn. (Showcase Pittsburgh West 12)
Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Grand 14 @ Market Common)
Sumter, S.C. (Beacon 10)
Martin, Tenn. (Cine 6)
Oak Ridge, Tenn. (Tinseltown 14)
Tullahoma, Tenn. (Tullahoma Cinema 8)
Bryan, Tex. (Premiere 16)
Carthage, Tex. (Carthage Twin)
Cleburne, Tex. (Cinema 6—Cleburne)
El Paso, Tex. (Premiere 18)
Paris, Tex. (Movies 8)
Walla Walla, Wash. (Grand Cinemas)
Pasco, Wash. (Fairchild Cinema 12)
Ashwaubenon, Wisc. (Bay Park Cinemas 16)
Eau Claire, Wisc. (Oakwood Mall 12)
Fitchburg, Wisc. (Star Cinema 14)
Janesville, Wisc. (Movies 10)
La Crosse, Wisc. (Cinema 11)
La Crosse, Wisc. (Valley Square 6)
Shawano, Wisc. (Shawano)
Woodruff, Wisc. (Lakeland Cinemas)
Bridgeport, W.V. (Cinemark 10)

Comings and Goings (Part 2)

This Friday, October 10, FIREPROOF will open in 59 new theaters. If you live near any of these theaters, please plan to see the movie this weekend. (You can order your tickets here.) And if you have friends in these cities, be sure to let them know that FIREPROOF is playing there.

Enterprise, Ala. (College 3 Cinema)
Thomasville, Ala. (Thomasville Theatre)
Yuma, Ariz. (Yuma Palms 14)
Batesville, Ark. (Oaks 7)
Eureka, Calif. (Movies 6)
Monterey, Calif. (Cinemas @ Del Monte Center 13)
Fort Collins, Colo. (Cinemark 16—Fort Collins)
Lakewood, Colo. (Century 16 Belmar)
Pueblo, Colo. (Tinseltown Pueblo 14)
Dover, Del. (Carmike 14)
Brooksville, Fla. (Beacon Theatres 10)
New Smyrna Beach, Fla. (TMI Beacon Theatres)
Port Richey, Fla. (Hollywood 18—Port Richey)
Marietta, Ga. (Merchants Walk 8)
Vidalia, Ga. (Sweet Onion)
Coeur d'Alene, Id. (Riverstone Stadium 14)
Idaho Falls, Id. (Edwards Grand Teton Stadium 14)
Vernon Hills, Ill. (Rivertree Court Theatre)
Evansville, Ind. (Stadium 16)
Portage, Ind. (Portage 16)
Merriam, Kan. (Cinemark 20—Merriam)
Morgan City, La. (Fairview Cinema)
Benton Harbor, Mich. (Celebration Cinema 14)
Chillicothe, Mo. (B&B Grand 6)
St. Charles, Mo. (St. Charles 18)
Asheboro, N.C. (Randolph Cinema 7)
Burlington, N.C. (Carousel Cinemas—Alamance Crossing 16)
High Point, N.C. (Oak Hollow Mall 7)
Reno, Nev. (Century Summit Sierra 16)
Sparks, Nev. (Century 14—Sparks)
Espanola, N.M. (Trans-Lux Dream Catcher)
Binghamton, N.Y. (Binghamton Cinema 12)
New Hartford, N.Y. (Marquee Cinemas Orchard 14)
St. Clairsville, Ohio (Ohio Valley Mall 9)
Zanesville, Ohio (Cinemark 12)
Elk City, Okla. (Flix on 6)
Beaverton, Ore. (Century 16—Cedar Hills Crossing)
Bend, Ore. (Regal Old Mill 16)
Corvallis, Ore. (Ninth Street 4 Cinemas)
Portland, Ore. (Century Eastport 16)
Springfield, Ore. (Cinemark 17)
Sioux Falls, S.D. (Century Stadium 14)
Brownsville, Tex. (Cinemark 16)
Edinburg, Tex. (Carmike 20)
El Paso, Tex. (Carmike 16)
Granbury, Tex. (Driftwood Theatre 6)
Harlingen, Tex. (Cinemark 16)
McAllen, Tex. (Movies 17—McAllen)
Mission, Tex. (Tinseltown 17—Mission)
Provo, Utah (Cinemark 16—Provo)
Sandy, Utah (Megaplex 17@Jordan Commons)
Salt Lake City, Utah (Century 16)
South Jordan, Utah (Megaplex 20)
West Jordan, Utah (Cinemark 24—West Jordan)
Suffolk, Va. (Harbour View Grande 16)
Federal Way, Wash. (Century Sea Tac Mall 16)
Kennewick, Wash. (Carmike 12)
Olympia, Wash. (Century Capitol Mall 14)
Fairmont, W.V. (Tygart Valley 6)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

FIREPROOF Comings and Goings

This Friday, FIREPROOF is coming … and FIREPROOF is going. The movie will open in 48 new theaters this weekend (that list will be on both the Blog and in the next eBlast), but it is also closing in some theaters.

If you live near one of the 35 theaters listed below, you have tonight, Wednesday, and Thursday to see it on the big screen before it is replaced by a Hollywood offering. We hope you take advantage … and invite a friend or two to go to the movies with you!

Broadway (Eureka, Calif.)
Mann Glendale Exchange 10 (Glendale, Calif.)
Marina del Rey 6 (Marina del Rey, Calif.)
Monrovia Cinema 12 Krikorian (Monrovia, Calif.)
Terrace Cinema 6 (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.)
Horton Plaza 14 (San Diego, Calif.)
South Gate 20 Cinema (South Gate, Calif.)
Fox 2 Theatre (Montrose, Colo.)
Palace 17 (Hartford, Conn.)
Gallery Place Stadium 14 (Washington, D.C.)
Aventura Mall 24 Theatres (Aventura, Fla.)
Atlantic Station Stadium 16 (Atlanta, Ga.)
Hollywood 24@ N. I-85 (Chamblee, Ga.)
North DeKalb 16 Theatres (Decatur, Ga.)
Grand Theatre (Fitzgerald, Ga.)
Glen 10 (Glenview, Ill.)
Showplace 8 (Vernon Hills, Ill.)
Showplace 12 Glendale Mall (Indianapolis, Ind.)
AMC Newport on the Levee 20 (Newport, Ky.)
Cinemark @ Hampshire Mall (Hadley, Mass.)
Showcase Cinemas Revere 20 (Revere, Mass.)
Phillips Place Stadium 10 (Charlotte, N.C.)
Boone Cinema 7 (Boone, N.C.)
Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas 14 (Bronx, N.Y.)
Jamaica Multiplex 15 (Jamaica, N.Y.)
New Roc City 18 (New Rochelle, N.Y.)
All Staten Island Stadium 16 (Staten Island, N.Y.)
Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas 14 (Valley Stream, N.Y.)
Cinema 6 (Honesdale, Penn.)
Riverview Plaza 17 (Philadelphia, Penn.)
69th Street (Upper Darby, Penn.)
Killeen Stadium 14 (Killeen, Tex.)
Beltonia Theatre (Belton, Tex.)
Potomac Yards 16 (Alexandria, Va.)
Courthouse 8 (Arlington, Va.)

A Theater Reports In

Both in the Stories section of and here on the Blog, you have the opportunity to read some amazing tales of lives and marriages being impacted by FIREPROOF. Well, we have a different kind of story for you today.

Jon Durkovic, the manager of The Grand Theatre in Fitzgerald, Georgia wrote to tell us about how the movie is being received in his theater:
“Thank you for including The Grand Theatre in the list of theaters opening FIREPROOF September 26. We are having a good run with it and our community is seeing some changes. One night, there was an impromptu prayer meeting in the auditorium after the show to deal with some of the issues a couple was having. They started out renewed last night as they left the theatre.

“We have had 1,210 people see the film so far. Not bad for a small community in rural South Georgia! It has had an impact already in our town and I know we are just seeing the beginning of renewal.

“I know there have been hundreds of reports from people on how this film has affected their lives. I had not read any from the theatre staff, though. I just wanted to say thanks again for including us.

“Congratulations to all for the success of the film, but mostly, thank you for the successes it is causing in our country.”

Thanks Jon!

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Dozen Good Reasons to See FIREPROOF

We are delayed in sharing this, but our friends at recently let their customers know 12 reasons why they recommend FIREPROOF:
  1. We believe in the mission of the producers, who are trying to influence the culture positively from a Christian perspective through mainstream media.
  2. Fireproof reaffirms the sacred institution of marriage in a culture plagued by divorce.
  3. The movie strongly advocates faith, family, and Christian values.
  4. It dramatically displays the power of forgiveness.
  5. The film is a product of Sherwood Pictures, a media ministry that grew out of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, whose goal is to reach the world for Christ.
  6. Fireproof presents God as the source of unconditional love.
  7. You can take the same 40-day challenge as Caleb does in Fireproof with The Love Dare.
  8. The profits from Sherwood's last film, Facing the Giants, were used to build a sports complex to serve the needs of youth in Albany, Georgia, and to show them the love of Christ in community.
  9. No matter where your marriage is, you can relate to the real-life struggles portrayed in this film.
  10. Fireproof reminds us that no situation is too desperate for God to redeem—that with God, all things are possible.
  11. Filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick credit this film, and its focus on marriage, as being not just a good idea, but a God idea.
  12. Any movie that has in its credits a "prayer coordinator," you should see.
This is a great list ... which of these 12 factors jumps out at you as being the best reason?

Playing Well in the Big City

The New York Times has long been referred to as that nation’s paper of record. A week after a fairly positive review of FIREPROOF ran in the Times, there is now record of the paper writing an equally positive feature story about Sherwood Pictures and the success of both the movie and The Love Dare.

Entitled “It’s a Healthy Marriage of Faith and Filmmaking,” the article quotes executive producer Michael Catt along with Alex Kendrick, the director and co-writer of the film, and Kirk Cameron, the lead actor. The story includes this paragraph:

“For Mr. Kendrick, there is only one explanation for the successes of ‘Fireproof’ and ‘The Love Dare.’ ‘We’re not trained and smart enough to make successful movies and write best-selling books,’ he said. ‘The only way that this could happen is if after we prayed, God really answered those prayers.’”

Let us know what you think of the article after you have read it.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Hello to Hollywood

Last night, FIREPROOF was highlighted on the ABC evening news. We are still looking to get a copy of that report to include on the blog. For now, you can read this story on the ABC News website.

While FIREPROOF has garnered a lot of attention, many in the movie industry think it was a one-weekend wonder. With an anti-Christian (in fact anti-any-faith) movie opening this weekend, many are thinking the audience for that type of film is as big (if not bigger) than the audience for FIREPROOF.

We hope you will strongly encourage anyone you know that would enjoy this movie or benefit from its message to see FIREPROOF this weekend ... and you could join them! Perhaps then, Hollywood will hear you a little bit more clearly!

See you at the movies!

More “Waiting”

John Waller’s song, “While I’m Waiting” plays a central role in FIREPROOF. This wonderful song fits perfectly with the heart of the movie and, as you watch it again below, you see that it also fits perfectly with the story of the film.

John recently posted his thoughts about the “marriage” of his song and the movie on his website:

Along with millions of others, I am truly amazed how God is using Fireproof to heal and strengthen marriages, and also to 'shame the wise" in Hollywood with mind-boggling results at the box office during opening weekend. I am so humbled that "While I'm Waiting" was not only used in its entirety in the film, but is also making a huge impact on people's lives who resonate with its message of hope in the midst of a painful wait. Please encourage as many as possible to go see this wonderful movie and may this song bless and encourage you!

As with the other songs in the movie, “While I’m Waiting” is available as part of a special FIREPROOF iMix download on iTunes. It can also be purchased at your local Christian store as part of John’s album, The Blessing. You can also download the album or the single on iTunes.

Friday, October 3, 2008

A Kiss of Intrigue

We just posted a new FAQ in the About section at Seems like a lot of people missed what Kirk Cameron had to say about the big kissing scene when he was doing media appearances before the opening of FIREPROOF.

As the FAQ answer says in part: Sherwood Pictures has upheld this standard in all their movies: actors and actresses should guard their own marriages while on screen the same way they would do in real life. ... Kirk also has long held to a principle that he would kiss no woman other than (his wife) Chelsea. He was able to honor his marriage while making a movie that inspires others to do the same.

You can find out more by reading this story or watching a segment featuring Kirk on NBC’s Today Show. Let us know what you think!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

New Theaters for FIREPROOF

As Friday dawns, FIREPROOF will playing in 21 new theaters. Here are the towns where those theaters are located.
Allentown, Pa.
Franklin, Ohio
Kansas City, Mo.
Springfield, Mo.
Lithonia, Ga.
Carrollton, Ga.
Griffin, Ga.
Fort Benning, Ga.
Thomaston, Ga.
Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
Anderson, S.C.
Aiken, S.C.
Miami Lakes, Fla.
Orlando, Fla.
Winterhaven, Fla.
Baton Rouge, La.
Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Westminster, Calif.
Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Flagstaff, Az.
Burlington, Wash.

Then, come October 10, another seven theaters will add it before we have a major expansion to 300 theaters on October 17. Here are the towns for next Friday:
Fairmont, W.V.
Thomasville, Ala.
Asheboro, N.C.
Salt Lake City, Utah
South Jordan, Utah
West Jordan, Utah
Sandy, Utah

Do you live in or near one of these cities? What are you plans for seeing FIREPROOF?

We Are Back!

After a bit of delay caused by an unexpected removal from Blog world, followed by an overwhelming amount of follow-up to an amazing opening weekend (thanks to all of you!), the FIREPROOF Blog has returned!

Now that the applause has faded, it is good to be back. We will try to get caught up on posts and comments over the course of the weekend (and speaking of weekends, that is a great time to take a friend or a couple with you to see FIREPROOF).

For now, we have been amazed, touched, and overwhelmed by the stories you have shared on One thing that would be great as we get caught up is if you have blogged about FIREPROOF since it opened, post a link in the comments area. It will be great to read.

Again, thanks for all you have done and continue to do to help FIREPROOF make an impact on marriages across the country!