Christian Pilgrimage to "Nativity" Set for Monday
CHURCHES NATIONWIDE UNITE TO HOST SPECIAL ADVANCESCREENING OF NEW LINE CINEMA’S THE NATIVITY STORY
More Than 50,000 Christians Expected To Attend Simultaneous Screenings
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 27, 2006) – On Monday, November 27th, more than 100 churches nationwide will host simultaneous advance screenings of New Line Cinema’s The Nativity Story in a unique event expected to draw more than 50,000 churchgoers eager to see the true story of Christmas. The Nativity Story, which is scheduled for a Dec. 1st release in the U.S., will open in territories worldwide throughout the month of December.
“The anticipation for the release of The Nativity Story within the Christian community is gaining momentum, and it has allowed us to put together this unique event,” says Rolf Mittweg, New Line’s President and COO of Worldwide Distribution and Marketing. “Similar to the world premiere at the Vatican, the scope of this event speaks volumes about the way people are embracing the film.”
The Nov. 27th screenings of The Nativity Story, which will take place in nearly every major market in the U.S., have drawn participation from a cross-section of Christian denominations, including numerous Catholic Archdioceses, Evangelical megachurches, and Mainline Protestant congregations among others.
“For 50,000 Christians to come together at the same time to screen The Nativity Story is a testament to the extraordinary power of this film and to the timeless message it conveys,” says Paul Braoudakis, communications director for Willow Creek Church, one of the largest Protestant churches in the country and a participant in the event.
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