Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New Theaters for Thanksgiving Weekend

This being a holiday weekend, theater chains do their bookings a little differently. Here is a list of theaters where the movie opens today (Wednesday), on Thanksgiving, and on Friday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Wednesday, November 26
Hanover, Penn. (Hanover Movies)
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Quaker Cinema)
Spencer, Iowa (Spencer Theatre)
Bismarck, N.D. (Grand 15)
Spartanburg, S.C. (Westgate Mall Cinema 8)
Springfield, Ore. (Movies 12—Gateway)
Roseburg, Ore. (Roseburg Cinema 7)
Moses Lake, Wash. (Fairchild Cinemas)
Hollister, Cal. (Premiere Cinemas 10)

Thanksgiving Day
Niles, Ohio (USA Cinema)
Oakley, Kan. (Palace Theatre)

Friday, November 28
Alexander City, Ala. (Playhouse 3 Cinema)
Scottsboro, Ala. (Holiday Cinema)
Holbrook, Ariz. (Roxy Theater—Holbrook)
Winslow, Ariz. (Winslow Theatre)
Fayetteville, Ark. (Mall Twin)
Morrilton, Ark. (Northside Cinema Theatre)
Aurora, Colo. (Aurora Cinema Grill)
Springfield, Colo. (Capitol)
Atlanta, Ga. (Movies ATL 14)
Toccoa, Ga. (Toccoa Cinema 3)
Duquoin, Ill. (Grand Twin Cinemas)
Fairfield, Ill. (Showtime Fairfield)
Villa Grove, Ill. (Gemini Cinema 2)
Charles City, Iowa (Charles Theatre)
Forest City, Iowa (Forest)
Red Oak, Iowa (Grand Theatre)
Sumner, Iowa (Sunset Theatre)
Hill City, Kan. (Frontier Theatre)
Kingman, Kan. (Kingman Theatre)
Russell, Kan. (Dream Cinema)
Louisville, Ky. (Village Cinema 8)
Springhill, La. (Spring)
Park Rapids, Minn. (Park)
Perham, Minn. (Comet Theatre)
Redwood Falls, Minn. (Redwood Falls Twin Theatre)
Ava, Mo. (Ava Family Theatre)
Cabool, Mo. (Cinema 2)
Holts Summit, Mo. (Summit)
Warsaw, Mo. (Roxy Theater)
Troy, Mont. (Lincoln)
Graham, N.C. (Graham Cinema)
Hazen, N.D. (Cinema Twin)
Valley City, N.D. (Theatre I & II)
Ainsworth, Neb. (Royal Theatre)
Albion, Neb. (Gateway)
Arapahoe, Neb. (Crystal Theatre)
Burwell, Neb. (Rodeo)
Schuyler, Neb. (Colfax Theatre)
Elko, Nev. (Crystal 5)
Carlsbad, N.M. (Fiesta D/I 3)
Owego, N.Y. (Tioga 4)
Anadarko, Okla. (Redskin)
Duncan, Okla. (Palace)
Hermitage, Penn. (Cinema 8)
Johnstown, Penn. (Westwood Plaza Cinema)
Hot Springs, S.D. (Hot Springs)
Rapid City, S.D. (Elks)
Lexington, Tenn. (Princess)
Shelbyville, Tenn. (Capri Twin)
Tracy City, Tenn. (Alma Mater Theatre)
Winchester, Tenn. (Oldham Theater)
Dumas, Tex. (Evelyn)
Tyler, Tex. (Sky-Vue Drive-In Theatre)
Grundy, Va. (Grundy Community Center 3)
Centralia, Wash. (Olympic Club)
Spokane, Wash. (Garland Theatre)
Pinedale, Wyo. (Pinedale)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Much For Which To Be Thankful

We are truly thankful to each of you that have taken the time to tell friends about FIREPROOF. Whether by email, phone call, over a cup of coffee, or in your blog (see below for some of the kudos from just this past week!), you have let people know about this film. From what we read on the Stories page, there are a lot of marriages that are in a different place this Thanksgiving than they were last year!

How refreshing it was to watch a movie with morals—a movie that stood for something—a movie that spoke about goodness, forgiveness and love.”

“We loved it. Absolutely recommend it, especially for anyone who is married or thinks they might someday get married. And if your marriage is on the rocks, you need to see it today, not tomorrow.”

I highly recommend this (movie) for anyone. It was so, so, so good. {Yes it deserves three ‘so’s’}.”

“My wife and I saw FIREPROOF this last weekend and found it to be simply outstanding.”

This movie is highly recommended to EVERYONE, married couples, singles, young, old, etc.”

“Overall this is an AWESOME movie. I give it a 4 out of 4 stars.”

“Make the effort, go see the movie!”

“If you are married, go see this with your spouse.”

I recommend the movie to anyone.”

Truly one of the best films we have seen in some time! MUST SEE!

“Ben and I saw the most wonderful movie last night!”

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Go See This Movie ...

Kirk says so (take a look for yourself!). And do it this weekend at one of these theaters. And while you are at it, be sure to register for the FIREPROOF newsletter so tomorrow you can learn all about the DVD release!

That about covers things for now ...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Still Playing In More Than 800 Theaters!

The good news is that FIREPROOF will still be on more than 800 theaters this weekend—the ninth-straight time since the movie opened on September 26. The reality is, this will likely be the final weekend with this many theaters. There are just too many blockbusters on the release schedule for the coming weeks to keep this amazing run going.

So ... if you are one of those people that have been meaning to see it, but haven’t yet, this is your time. Or, if you are one of the millions that have found this to be a movie that touches your heart and challenges you to love others the way God intends us to love them, then you may want to check it out one more time on the big screen.

And if you live near any of these theaters that will have FIREPROOF for the first time this weekend, then by all means, enjoy this story about a firefighter, his wife ... and a marriage worth rescuing!

Foley, Ala. (Riviera Cinema 12)
Greenville, Ala. (Naos Greenville 8)
Sahuarita, Ariz. (Desert Sky 6)
Show Low, Ariz. (Winchester Theater)
Bella Vista, Ark. (Sugar Creek 10)
Hardy, Ark. (Highland Twin Cinema)
Paris, Ark. (Main Street Cinema)
Wynne, Ark. (Wynne Twin)
Grass Valley, Cal. (Del Oro Theatre III)
Hollister, Cal. (Premiere Cinemas 10)
Los Banos, Cal. (Premiere 6 Los Banos)
Mt. Shasta, Cal. (Mt. Shasta Cinemas)
Santa Rosa, Cal. (Roxy on the Square)
Susanville, Cal. (Uptown)
Dillon, Colo. (Skyline Cinemas)
Durango, Colo. (Gaslight Twin)
Sterling, Colo. (Fox Four)
Trinidad, Colo. (Fox Theatre)
Deerfield Beach, Fla. (Deerfield Cinema)
Delray Beach, Fla. (Delray Square Theatres)
Fort Pierce, Fla. (Nova Cinemas at Sabal Palm 6)
Ocoee, Fla. (West Oaks 14)
Sebring, Fla. (Fairmount Cinema 6)
Spring Hill, Fla. (Spring Hill 8 Cinemas)
Commerce, Ga. (Nova Cinema 6)
Decatur, Ga. (Galaxy South Dekab Funplex 12)
Dededo, Guam (Micronesia Mall 10)
Emmett, Id. (Frontier)
Idaho Falls, Id. (Centre Theatre)
Meridian, Id. (Majestic Cinemas 18)
Rexburg, Id. (American Family Entertainment Center 6)
Salmon, Id. (River Cinema)
Benton, Ill. (Toler 2)
Charleston, Ill. (Will Rogers 2 Theatre)
East Alton, Ill. (Eastgate Cinema 6)
Elmwood, Ill. (Palace Cinema)
Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Glen Ellyn Theatre)
Morris, Ill. (Orpheum Cinemas)
Kewanee, Ill. (Wanee Cinemas)
Princeton, Ill. (Apollo Cinemas)
Washington, Ill. (Sunnyland Cinemas)
Greensburg, Ind. (Wolf Theatre 6)
Huntington, Ind. (Huntington 7)
Madison, Ind. (Ohio Theatre—Madison)
Peru, Ind. (Eastwood Cinema 2)
Ames, Iowa (Varsity II)
Carson, Iowa (Dreamland)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Wynnsong 12)
Chariton, Iowa (Vision 2)
Clinton, Iowa (Clinton 8 Theatre)
Emmetsburg, Iowa (Emmetsburg)
Fort Dodge, Iowa (Fort 8)
Hampton, Iowa (Windsor)
Humboldt, Iowa (Humota Theatre)
Indianola, Iowa (Paramount Theatre)
Jefferson, Iowa (Sierra Theatre)
Le Mars, Iowa (Royal Twin Theatre)
Manchester, Iowa (Castle Theatre)
Marshalltown, Iowa (Plaza Theatre)
Oelwein, Iowa (Paramount Oelwein)
Ottumwa, Iowa (Ottumwa 8)
Pella, Iowa (Pella Cinemas)
Sioux City, Iowa (Southern Hills 12)
Traer, Iowa (Traer Theatre)
Urbandale, Iowa (Carmike Cobblestone 9)
Waterloo, Iowa (Crossroads 12)
Clay Center, Kan. (Rex Theater)
Danville, Ky. ( Stadium 8)
Georgetown, Ky. (Theatres of Georgetown 7)
Inez, Ky. (Mainstreet Cinema 4)
Madisonville, Ky. (Capitol 8)
Morehead, Ky. (Morehead Cinema 6)
Paintsville, Ky. (Movies Cinema 5)
Richmond, Ky. (Richmond Mall Cinema 8)
South Williamson, Ky. (Southside Mall 5)
Winchester, Ky. (Movies 9)
Lafayette, La. (Grand South 14)
Oxford, Maine (Flagship Cinema 7)
Baltimore, Md. (Eastpoint Movies 10)
Midland, Mich. (Studio M Theatre 3)
Bemidji, Minn. (Amigo 9)
East Bethel, Minn. (East Bethel 10 Theatres)
Red Wing, Minn. (Evergreen 8)
Rogers, Minn. (Rogers 18)
Clarksdale, Miss. (Delta Cinema)
Kosciusko, Miss. (Gateway 3)
Louisville, Miss. (Northgate Theatre)
Yazoo City, Miss. (Plaza Twin Cinema 2)
Aurora, Mo. (Princess Theater)
Higginsville, Mo. (Davis Theater)
Jefferson City, Mo. (Capital 4)
Park Hills, Mo. (Kerasotes Movies Flat River)
Durham, N.C. (Wynnsong 15)
Goldsboro, N.C. (Premiere Cinema 12)
Manteo, N.C. (Pioneer Cinema)
Morrisville, N.C. (Park Place 16)
Wilmington, N.C. (Carmike 16—Wilmington)
Belfield, N.D. (Belfield Theatre)
Langdon, N.D. (Roxy Theatres)
Watford City, N.D. (Six Shooters Showhall 2)
Alliance, Neb. (Geju Alliance 5)
Aurora, Neb. (12th Street Cinema)
Broken Bow, Neb. (Tiffany)
Crete, Neb. (Isis Theatre)
Holdrege, Neb. (Sun Theatre)
Imperial, Neb. (Imperial Theater)
North Platte, Neb. (Carmike 6)
Wauneta, Neb. (Chateau Theatre)
Conway, N.H. (Majestic)
Las Lunas, N.M. (Starlight 8 Theatres)
Taos, N.M. (Storyteller)
Elmira Heights, N.Y. (Heights Theatre 3)
Glens Falls, N.Y. (Aimies Dinner & Movies)
Olean, N.Y. (Carmike Eight)
Walton, N.Y. (Walton)
Circleville, Ohio (The Screening Club)
North Randall, Ohio (O Theatre at Randall Park 12)
Norwalk, Ohio (Premiere Cinemas 8)
Springfield, Ohio (Cinema 10)
Carnegie, Okla. (Liberty)
Kingfisher, Okla. (89er)
Weatherford, Okla. (Showest 3)
Yukon, Okla. (Yukon Movies 5)
Albany, Ore. (The Pix)
Enterprise, Ore. (OK Theater)
Lincoln City, Ore. (Lincoln City 6)
Cornelius, Ore. (Cornelius 9 Cinemas)
North Bend, Ore. (Pony Village 4)
Prineville, Ore. (Pine Theater)
Canton, Penn. (Rialto Theatre)
Johnstown, Penn. (Richland Mall Cinema 8)
Coaldale, Penn. (Angela Triplex)
New Castle, Penn. (Westgate Cinema 9)
Gaffney, S.C. (Starplex 8)
Union, S.C. (Union Square 6)
Aberdeen, S.D. (Capitol Theatre)
Armour, S.D. (Lorain Theatre)
Lemmon, S.D. (Palace)
Platte, S.D. (Lyric Theatre)
Sisseton, S.D. (Siston Theatre)
Spearfish, S.D. (Northern Hills 4)
Greeneville, Tenn. (Towne Crossing 8)
Jamestown, Tenn. (Castle Twin)
McMinnville, Tenn. (3 Star Cinema 5)
Memphis, Tenn. (Palace 10 Cinema)
Austin, Tex. (Tinseltown 17—Austin)
Palestine, Tex. (Dogwood 6)
Terrell, Tex. (Nova Cinema 5)
Waxahachie, Tex. (Movies @ Buffalo Creek 6)
Cedar City, Utah (Fiddler 6)
North Logan, Utah (Movies 5)
St. George, Utah (Washington Red Cliff 4)
Tooele, Utah (Ritz)
Farmville, Va. (Sunchase Cinema 8)
Norfolk, Va. (Main Gate 10)
Salem, Va. (Valley Eight—Roanoke)
Aberdeen, Wash. (Southshore Mall 4)
Chehalis, Wash. (Cinema 3)
Pullman, Wash. (Village Centre Cinemas)
Wenatchee, Wash. (Liberty)
Hudson, Wisc. (Hudson 12)
Ladysmith, Wisc. (Miner)
St. Croix Falls, Wisc. (St. Croix Cinema 8)
Bluefield, W. Va. (Cinema 8—Mercer Mall)
Sutton, W. Va. (Elk Theatre)
Gillette, Wyo. (Foothills Cinema Twin)
Rock Springs, Wyo. (Star Stadium 10)
Sheridan, Wyo. (Centennial Five)
Torrington, Wyo. (Wyoming Theatre)


Sorry for the last-minute nature of this post, but we have confirmed that Kirk Cameron will be a guest on the O’Reilly Factor tonight (Tuesday) at 8 p.m. EST on Fox News. They will be talking about a certain movie called FIREPROOF. (We’ve heard good things about it!)

Be sure to tune in and then post comments about the interview between Kirk and Bill.

DVD Release Date To Be Announced!

Major blockbusters, like the latest movies featuring an English spy or animated zoo animals, can earn scores of millions of dollars in one weekend. But FIREPROOF made a little box-office history of its own this weekend. Finishing No. 13 in its eighth weekend, FIREPROOF topped $30 million, becoming one of only six movies made with a budget of $500,000 or less to top that figure. Among the others: Benji and Napoleon Dynamite.

While the movie continues to open in new theaters and play in hundreds of holdovers, there comes a time when all movies have to leave the theater. While that time is still a few weeks away, the reality is that the most common question we’ve received in our Stories section and on the blog comments is: When is the movie coming to DVD?

We will have that answer later this week. And the best way to find out first is through the Provident Films eBlast … so be sure to sign up now. And then get ready to tell everyone about FIREPROOF coming to DVD.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Opening Today!

Week 8 begins today ... and yes, we can finally say FIREPROOF has played in all 50 states. It opens today in Warwick, Rhode Island! Here are the other new locations and theaters!

Clinton, Ark. (Gateway Cinema)
Moorpark, Cal. (Moorpark 3)
Poway, Cal. (Poway Creekside Plaza 10)
Weaverville, Cal. (Trinity)
Boulder, Colo. (Century 16)
Lamar, Colo. (Lamar Theatre)
Paonia, Colo. (New Paradise)
Miami, Fla. (Palace 18)
Zephyrhills, Fla. (Zephyrhills 10)
Carbondale, Ill. (University Place 8)
Centralia, Ill. (Centralia Plaza 5)
Sandwich, Ill. (WOW 7 Cinema)
Bedford, Ind. (Great Escape 7)
Corydon, Ind. (Cinema 4)
Franklin, Ind. (Canary Creek Cinemas)
Greenfield, Ind. (Legacy 6 Cinema)
Indianapolis, Ind. (Circle Center 9)
Indianapolis, Ind. (Eagle Highlands 10)
Rensselaer, Ind. (Fountain Stone 5) Atlantic, Iowa (Atlantic Theatre)
Cherokee, Iowa (American Theatre)
Estherville, Iowa (Grand Theatre)
Grinnell, Iowa (Grinnell Theatre)
Grundy Center, Iowa (Center Theatre)
Knoxville, Iowa (Village Theatre)
Newton, Iowa (Capitol II Theatres)
Sheldon, Iowa (Iowa)
Shenandoah, Iowa (Legacy 3)
Waterloo, Iowa (Crossroads 12)
Campbellsville, Ky. (Green River 6)
Eunice, La. (The Queen 2)
Springhill, La. (Spring)
Auburn, Maine (Auburn 10 Cinemas)
Thomaston, Maine (Flagship Cinemas 10—Rockland)
Waterville, Maine (Flagship Cinemas Waterville 8)
Glen Burnie, Md. (Marley Station 8)
Hastings, Mich. (Hastings 4)
Livonia, Mich. (Laurel Park 10)
Niles, Mich. (Wonderland Cinemas)
Baxter, Minn. (Movies 10 @ Westgate)
Foley, Minn. (Brickhouse Cinema 4)
International Falls, Minn. (Cine Twin Cinemas)
Morris, Minn. (Morris)
Wadena, Minn. (Cozy)
Hamilton, Mont. (Pharaohplex 4)
Murphy, N.C. (Henn Theatre)
Mitchell, Neb. (Nile)
Nebraska City, Neb. (Pioneer)
York, Neb. (Sun Theatre)
Minden, Nev. (Ironwood Stadium 8)
Concord, N.H. (Red River 3)
Clayton, N.M. (Luna)
Lowville, N.Y. (Town Hall)
Oneida, N.Y. (Movieplex Cinemas At Glenwood Plaza)
Oneonta, N.Y. (Oneonta Southside Mall Cinemas)
Oswego, N.Y. (Oswego Cinema 7)
Tupper Lake, N.Y. (State)
Norwalk, Ohio (Towne & Country Theatre)
Tiffin, Ohio (Tiffin Movies 8)
Wooster, Ohio (Movies 10—Wooster)
Baker City, Ore. (Eltrym Theatre)
Oregon City, Ore. (Hilltop 9 Cinema)
Roseburg, Ore. (Roseburg Cinema 7)
Sherwood, Ore. (Sherwood 10)
Altoona, Penn. (Carmike 8)
Mt. Lebanon, Penn. (Galleria Six)
Pleasant Hills, Penn. (Southland 9)
Warwick, R.I. (Showcase Cinemas Warwick 15)
Huron, S.D. (Huron Cinema 3)
Webster, S.D. (Webster Theatre)
Lafollette, Tenn. (Movies 2)
Cedar Park, Tex. (Cinemark Cedar Park 12)
Mineral Wells, Tex. (Brazos Cinema 3)
Plainview, Tex. (Town Centre Cinema 6)
Weslaco, Tex. (Movies 10)
Hurricane, Utah (Coral Cliff Cinema 8)
Provo, Utah (Wynnsong 12)
Gretna, Va. (Gretna Theatre)
Midlothian, Va. (Carmike 10—Midlothian/Richmond)
Staunton, Va. (Staunton Mall Cinema 6)
Virginia Beach, Va. (Pembroke Cinema 8)
Virginia Beach, Va. (Strawbridge Marketplace 12)
Fairlea, W. Va. (Seneca Showcase)
Bonneylake, Wash. (Tall Firs 10)
Port Orchard, Wash. (South Sound Cinema 10)
Poulsbo, Wash. (Poulsbo 10)
Vancouver, Wash. (Cinema 99-11)
Tomah, Wisc. (Ho-Chunk Cinema 6)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

An “Unusual” Story ...

Check out this excerpt from a story Cheryl posted at

“I am an unusual case. I have been divorced now for four years, after two and a half years of marriage with my ex-husband. The divorce was sudden and quick, with neither of us really knowing why we were doing it. We shocked our family and our friends. He even lost a couple of his friends, which I am still heartbroken about. Once we settled all the legal matters, we pretty much severed contact with each other permanently … until this year. …

“I (recently) went with my mom to see FIREPROOF. I immediately felt God speaking to my heart. I was in utter tears at the end of the movie, and my mom just sat there holding me for several minutes as the credits played. I didn’t know what to think. In my mind, it was too late for us. We were already divorced. God, however, laid it on my heart to purchase The Love Dare. Despite all logic, I bought it. I am on day 22 now. It has not been easy. The last encounter with my ex-husband was met with a combination of anger and gratefulness. I know God is doing a mighty work in my heart, and I no longer view our marriage, him, myself, or the institution of marriage and the roles of husbands and wives the same. I don’t know where God is leading me in all this, but I do know that He is in control, and that whatever happens will be for my good (and my ex-husband’s good) and God’s glory.”

You can read Cheryl’s full story—and more than 2,000 others—here. And while you’re there, be sure to share your story about FIREPROOF.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Kind Words

As the seventh weekend wrapped up, FIREPROOF was No. 14 in the box office and remained in the Top 10 for per-screen averages. Thanks!

We wanted to share with you excerpts from three recent blog reviews of the movie.

“It was constructive and thought-provoking; one of those rare movies that has the power not only to entertain but to affect change. I think every couple should see this movie.”
Jenny Harmon

“You will leave the theater as I did, wanting to love better, and thinking hard about what real, sacrificial love is.”
Cyndi Michener

“I can honestly say that it makes you stop and think about whether or not you are treating your spouse the way that you originally vowed to treat them. I definitely feel as though it is a movie for all married couples to see. I encourage all couples to see it and realize that you can always improve upon your marriage in one way or another.”

How would your one- or two-sentence review of FIREPROOF read?

Friday, November 7, 2008

Letting People Know

As FIREPROOF begins Week No. 7 in theaters nationwide, we wanted to take a minute to say thank you to each and every one of you that has helped get the word out about this film. Think of the movies that have come and gone since the September 26 opening of this film—and it is safe to assume they all have had much larger advertising budgets than FIREPROOF!

A little encouragement about seeing this movie can go a long way. Here is a note we received from Pastor J. Mark Fox of Antioch Community Church in North Carolina sharing a remarkable story that began with a word about this movie:

“I write a weekly religion column for the Times-News of Burlington, N.C. This past Saturday I wrote a column entitled ‘Fireproof Your Marriage.’ I got a call on Monday from a woman who read my column and then went to see the movie with her husband. They were separated, neither are believers, and after they saw the movie she called me (I have never met her) and said, ‘We want to know Jesus. And we plan to work on our marriage. I want to know if I should move back in with my husband.’ She and her husband plan to come to the church I pastor, Antioch Community Church, this Sunday! Thank you so much for this wonderful movie. I know God is using it to restore broken marriages and to call His sheep to Himself. May God richly bless you!”

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Talk About a Fan!

Check out this post from John on the Stories page at

“Twelve times! My mother, sister, and I have seen FIREPROOF twelve times, and it never gets old. We see something new every time! I’ve never been married, but the Godly principles and precepts in this movie can be applied to all aspects of life, and I’ve found new ways to do that because of this movie. Thank you!”

So our question to you: how many times have you seen FIREPROOF?


Kirk Cameron will be doing interviews on three nationally syndicated radio shows later this week. On Thursday, November 6, he will be on the Mike Gallagher Show at 11:45 a.m. EST. Later that day, he will be a guest on the Michael Reagen Show at 4:30 p.m. EST.

Then on Friday, Kirk will be on the Michael Medved Show at 4 p.m. EST. Be sure to listen in to hear Kirk’s thoughts on the impact that FIREPROOF is having all across our country!

While you’re waiting to hear Kirk, take a minute to read the review of the movie at Paul Loeffler’s blog. Here’s an excerpt:

“In the end, though, it was the message—and how it was communicated—that really made the movie amazing. This man was willing to fight for his marriage, even when he was losing. The tag line for the movie (used in an amazing way by Kirk Cameron’s character) is, ‘Never leave your partner behind.’ I still get something in my gut just thinking about it.

“It’s a movie that men will like because it’s about fighting for something bigger than ourselves, and dealing with those things as men, not with our emotions. Women will love this movie because it’s well balanced with emotional moments, and helping women deal with their emotions, and weed through the valid and not so valid ones. Neither the husband nor the wife are portrayed as the total villain, or the total victim. We see both sides of the pain, including the struggle of trying to fight when your heart isn’t in it, keeping us from making excuses.”

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Getting Ready for November 7

We have a list of 130 new theaters where FIREPROOF will be opening this Friday, November 7. Perhaps the two most exciting locations are Montpelier and Burlington—our first two locations in Vermont! As of Friday, FIREPROOF will have played in all 50 states!

CORRECTION: We still have not made it to the great state of Rhode Island.

It will also remain in 740 theaters where it has been playing, including in Rapid City, South Dakota—where it opened seven weeks ago thanks to an Action Squad led by Pastor John Little. His reaction: “Well, it’s official … FIREPROOF is now held over for a SEVENTH week here in Rapid City! I just got next week’s schedule … it is playing with no movies that it started with the week of September 26; in other words, it has lasted longer than all of them!”

Talk about long-lasting, here is the list of new theaters for this week:

Fort Payne, Ala. (Hamilton 6 Cinema)
Juneau, Alaska (Glacier Cinema 5)
Booneville, Ark. (Savage Theatre)
Hot Springs, Ark. (Behind the Mall 4)
Waldron, Ark. (Scott)
Big Bear Lake, Cal. (Village 1 & 2)
Crescent City, Cal. (Crescent City Cinemas)
Hanford, Cal. (Metro 4)
Laguna Niguel, Cal. (Rancho Niguel 8 Cinemas)
Riverside, Cal. (Jurupa Stadium 14 Cinemas)
Canon City, Colo. (Creekside 4)
Estes Park, Colo. (Reel Mountain Cinema)
Lagrange, Ga. (Carmike 10)
Rome, Ga. (Movies 9—Berry Square)
Hagatna, Guam (Agana Center Stadium)
Lewiston, Id. (Village Centre Cinemas at Nez Pierce Plaza)
Carbondale, Ill. (Showplace 8)
Carlinville, Ill. (Marvel Theater)
Decatur, Ill. (Hickory Point 12 Decatur Forsyth)
Edwardsville, Ill. (Showplace 12)
Greenville, Ill. (Globe)
Harrisburg, Ill. (Harrisburg 4)
Lincoln, Ill. (Lincoln Cinemas 4)
Mason City, Ill. (Arlee Theatre)
Rockford, Ill. (Showplace 16)
Connersville, Ind. (Showtime Cinemas 8)
Elkhart, Ind. (Carmike Encore Park 14)
Princeton, Ind. (Princeton 4 Theatre)
Algona, Iowa (Algona Theatre
Centerville, Iowa (Lake Center Twin Cinemas)
Independence, Iowa (Starlight Cinema 2)
Keokuk, Iowa (Plaza Cinema 3)
Okobji, Iowa (Great Lakes Cinema 7)
Pella, Iowa (Pella Cinemas)
Sioux Center, Iowa (Fridley Cinema 5)
Storm Lake, Iowa (Vista Theatre)
Arkansas City, Kan. (Cowley Cinema 8)
Marysville, Kan. (Astro 3 Theatres)
Bardstown, Ky. (Keystone Cinema)
LaGrange, Ky. (Great Escape 8)
Bossier City, La. (Bossier Corners Cinema 9)
Crowley, La. (Crowley Cinema 4)
Bangor, Maine (Movie City Cinema)
Oakland, Md. (Garrett 8 Cinemas)
Cadillac, Mich. (Cadillac 5)
Essexville, Mich. (Hampton 4)
Lowell, Mich. (Ada Lowell 5)
Three Rivers, Mich. (Three Rivers 6)
Benson, Minn. (Demarce)
Cold Springs, Minn. (Quarry Cinema 5)
Hastings, Minn. (Hastings 9)
Mora, Minn. (Paradise)
Rosemount, Minn. (Rosemount 8)
Sauk Centre, Minn. (Main Street 6)
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. (Varsity Cinemas)
Shakopee, Minn. (Shakopee Town Square 11)
St. Michael, Minn. (Cinemagic Metropolitan 15)
Amory, Miss. (Amory Twin Cinema)
Clinton, Mo. (Missouri Cinema 6)
Farmington, Mo. (Showplace 4)
Harrisonville, Mo. (Cinema 6—Harrisonville)
Maryville, Mo. (Maryville Hangar 5)
Nevada, Mo. (Century Six Theaters)
Sullivan, Mo. (B & B Sullivan 6 Cinema)
Lewistown, Mont. (Judith Theatre)
Polson, Mont. (Showboat 2 Cinemas)
Andrews, N.C. (Andrews Twin Cinema)
Greensboro, N.C. (Carmike 18)
Henderson, N.C. (Marketplace Cinema 6)
Jonesville, N.C. (Starmount Crossing Cinema 5)
Kernersville, N.C. (Countryside Cinema 4) Central City, Neb. (State)
McCook, Neb. (Cinema 3)
Egg Harbor Township, N.J. (Towne 16 Theatres)
Phillipsburg, N.J. (Pohatcong 12)
Las Cruces, N.M. (Telshor Cinema 12)
Corning, N.Y. (Palace Theater)
Queensbury, N.Y. (Aviation Mall Cinemas 7)
Cincinnati, Ohio (Cincinnati Mills)
Cincinnati, Ohio (Pierce Point Cinema 10)
Edmond, Okla. (Kickingbird Cinemas 8)
El Reno, Okla. (Reno Cinema 8)
Idabel, Okla. (McCurtain Cinema)
McAlester, Okla. (Cinema 69 Theatre)
Pryor, Okla. (AllRed Cinema 5)
La Grande, Ore. (Granada Tri)
McMinnville, Ore. (McMinnville Cinema 10)
Roseburg, Ore. (Roseburg Cinema 7)
Beaver Falls, Pa. (Plaza 6)
East Greenville, Pa. (Grand Theatre)
Hermitage, Pa. (Shenango Valley Cinemas)
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Carmike 10)
State College, Pa. (Cinema Six)
Hilton Head Island, S.C. (Park Plaza)
Hinesville, Ga. (Liberty 7 Cinema)
Laurens, S.C. (Capitol Theatre)
Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Broadway 16)
Mitchell, S.D. (Luxury 5)
Bartlett, Tenn. (Hollywood 20 Cinema)
Crossville, Tenn. (Rocky Top 10)
Athens, Tex. (Athens 4)
Bee Cave, Tex. (Hill Country Galleria 14)
Brenham, Tex. (Westwood 3)
Corsicana, Tex. (Cinema 4—Corsicana)
Huntsville, Tex. (Cinema 10—Huntsville)
Kingsville, Tex. (Rio 7 Cinema)
Lubbock, Tex. (Stars and Stripes Drive-In)
Midland, Tex. (Big Sky Drive In 2)
Spearman, Tex. (Lyric)
Cedar Bluff, Va. (Broadway)
Charlottesville, Va. (Carmike Six)
Winchester, Va. (Center 6 Cinema)
Burlington, Vt. (Merrill's Roxy Theatre)
Montpelier, Vt. (Capitol)
Elkins, W. Va. (Cinema 6—Elkins)
Logan, W. Va. (Fountain Plaece Cinema 8)
Anacortes, Wash. (Anacortes)
Ellensburg, Wash. (Grand Meridian 9)
Lynnwood, Wash. (Alderwood 16)
Marysville, Wash. (Marysville Cinema 14)
Redmond, Wash. (Bella Botega 11 Cinema)
Spokane, Wash. (Village Centre Wandermere 14)
Stanwood, Wash. (Stanwood Cinema 5)
Hartford, Wisc. (Hartford 9)
Lake Geneva, Wisc. (Showboat of Lyons 6)
Marinette, Wisc. (Mariner)
Mosinee, Wisc. (Cedar Creek Cinema)
Whitewater, Wisc. (Theatres of Whitewater 4)
Casper, Wyo. (Iris Stadium)


Enough about what we’re saying … we checked out the blog-o-sphere and found some great thoughts about FIREPROOF. Check these out:

“What a great movie! I encourage everyone to see it. … Make this $10 investment in your marriage. It will pay off far greater benefits than a couple of lattes.” Bob Bouwer

“Encourage your friends to see Fireproof and pray that couples in troubled marriages will be inspired to keep trying. Real love isn’t for sissies.” Mary Ann Kreitze

“This movie will inspire you and touch your heart. … Go see this movie and tell anyone who’s married to see it too. Put this love story on your ‘I Do List’ this year!”
Rockin’ Ron Corino, Transparent Christian Magazine

“If you have not seen it yet, then I strongly encourage you to do so. I thought that it was very well done, and is realistic portrayal of a marriage and the gospel.”

“It had a nice mix of action, funny moments, and happy tear-jerker moments. This movie can show you what being a loving, faithful, and dedicated spouse is all about.” Perfect Wedding Guide of New Mexico

Good stuff one and all ... thanks for all the kind words!

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Cool Comparison

Now that we’re in November, some radio stations are actually starting to play Christmas music! Perhaps no movie touches hearts more at Christmastime than It’s a Wonderful Life.

We bring that up because Ray Nothstine brought up that movie in his online review of FIREPROOF. Take a look:

“In many ways FIREPROOF is reminiscent of Hollywood’s Golden era, when Frank Capra directed Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and It’s a Wonderful Life. Capra’s films were known for stressing a strong personal ethic, for displaying virtue in the face of evil and for triumphant endings. FIREPROOF has all of that as well as an unconcealed Christian worldview.”

What do you think of that comparison? Is there another movie of which FIREPROOF reminds you? Let us know …