Kirk Cameron’s film MONUMENTAL: In Search of America’s National Treasure Live hits theaters on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT/5:30 p.m. MT/8:00 p.m. PT (tape delayed). For more information and finding a theater near you, go to www.FathomEvents.com. More than 550 movie theaters will present a live, one-night experience that includes special guests and music, as well as the first showing of the film hosted by well-known actor Kirk Cameron.
Current record attendance was set by a Glenn Beck event at 70,000 tickets sold. 15,000 were pre-sold one week before the showing. MONUMENTAL has smashed all records with more than 75,000 pre-sold tickets. Estimates have the event headed to 150,000 pre-sold tickets for the one-night screening.
In addition, theaters have had more than 40,000 requests for the movie. It opens nationally on March 30th and is expected to be in 500 theaters within the first month. You can help get MONUMENTAL in theaters after the debut March 27th event by going to wwe.DemandTheMovie.com.
MONUMENTAL reveals the story of the unlikely men and women who risked all for liberty, including the struggles of the Pilgrims, and shares stories of faith that helped shape education, government and civic life in the United States. This special in-theater event will also include live performances from popular Christian music artists, as well as exclusive interviews with media, faith and political figures who will share simple and practical ways to keep America’s ideals alive, beginning at home.
Tickets for MONUMENTAL are available NOW. Contact members of your church, homeschool groups, and friends. Make it a family event. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit www.FathomEvents.com (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“I am thrilled to be partnering with Fathom Events to bring this unique theatrical event to audiences across America, as families and groups from every community experience this powerful moment together,” said Kirk Cameron. “Over the past year-and-a-half I’ve traveled across the U.S. and Europe to discover the true national treasure of America. I wanted to find out who the people were that built this country – the heroic men and women who sacrificed everything to be free and give their children and their grandchildren freedom and prosperity. What I found is simply amazing.”
“Through this inspiring, family-friendly in-theater event, audiences will rediscover those who sacrificed everything, so future generations could experience the American dream,” said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of NCM Fathom.
Moved by the current economic, political and moral issues facing the country, MONUMENTAL, directed by Duane Barnhart, chronicles Cameron’s personal journey to historic sites across Europe and the U.S. to discover the secret that has made America the freest and most prosperous country in the word.
As Cameron retraces the heroic and faithful beginnings of America, he discovers a monument to the founding fathers that answers what core principles will keep America strong, free, and well: freedom, justice, education, morality, and religion. Cameron is a television and film actor, noted recently for his work in the inspirational film, Fireproof. He is also known for his memorable roles on ABC’s Growing Pains, the Left Behind movies, and co-host of The Way of the Master television series.
Here are some exclusive new trailers that were sent to me by the film director who has been getting MONUMENTAL ready for showing:
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