Christian leaders announced a project to motivate their congregations to attend the Feb. 27 preview of the movie "Son of God."
As part of the National "Theater Take-Over" Campaign, the film will appear on every screen at multiplexes in at least 10 cities.
The Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles, Msgr. Jose Gomez, and the national president of the Hispanic Evangelical Association, the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, are among the many prominent religious figures who have praised the film.
"Each one of us is a son or daughter of God. It is a wonderful, awesome reality," Gomez said.
The film, to be shown in English, Spanish and Korean, was produced by Roma Downey ("Touched by an Angel") and husband Mark Burnett, winner of five Emmy Awards and producer of such television series as "Survivor," "The Voice," "The Apprentice" and "Shark Tank."
"We're very excited that the community is mobilizing to support Son of God," the couple said. "Our hope is that the story and message of Jesus Christ will reach tens of millions of people nationwide."
The movie will premiere Feb. 28 in more than 3,000 theaters nationwide. Many organizations have announced that they will donate tickets to the communities to encourage them to attend the screenings. EFE