SCOTTSDALEâ€™â€¹â€“Feb. 13, 2017â€“ Lee Strobelâ€™s worldwide best-selling book, The Case for Christ, details Â his real-life journey from Atheism to Christianity. Now, on April 6, for one extraordinary night, the backstory Â of the skeptic and the facts fills movie theaters as THE CASE FOR CHRIST becomes an exclusive cinema â€™â€¹event, featuring author Lee Strobel live on big screens nationwide one night before the filmâ€™s wide release. Â The Case for Christ Live Event, premiering the theatrical release of Strobelâ€™s story, will showcase a Q&A Â after the film with Strobel and his wife, Leslie, as well as other special guests on Thursday, April 6, live at 8p.m. ET, 7p.m. CT, 6 p.m. MT and tape-delayed to 8 p.m. PT, from Fathom Events and Pure Flix. Â Tickets for this one-night event are available online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of Â theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). In Â addition to seeing the film and participating in the live Q&A, ticket purchasers will also receive a free Â download of the first two chapters of The Case for Christ book.
â€œThe Case for Christ has impacted the lives of numerous people around the world,” Â Fathom Events CEO
John Rubey said. â€œThis re-telling of Strobelâ€™s journey of faith brings to life a story that has become hugely Â influential in the world of Christian apologetics today, and we are thrilled to be a part of its cinematic debut.”
â€œWe believe Lee and Leslie Strobelâ€™s real-life story that led him to write The Case for Christ makes for acompelling movie,” said Michael Scott, CEO and Co-Founder of Pure Flix and a producer of the film. â€œWhat Â a privilege it will be to see them live on movie screens talking about their experiences to a nationwide Â audience.”
Following the Fathom event, THE CASE FOR CHRIST will release â€™â€¹ nationwide on April 7. The film stars Â Mike Vogel (THE HELP), Erika Christensen (Parenthood), Academy Award Â® winner Faye Dunaway Â (BONNIE AND CLYDE, CHINATOWN), Academy Award Â® nominee Robert Forster (JACKIE BROWN), L. Â Scott Caldwell (Lost) and Frankie Faison (The Wire).
Jonathan M. Gunn (DO YOU BELIEVE?) directs THE CASE FOR CHRISTâ€™â€¹, written by Brian Bird, (When Â Calls the Heart, Touched by An Angel) and based on Strobelâ€™s book.
A hard-driving journalist, Lee Strobel was exactly where he expected to be at work: on top. His Â award-winning investigative reporting recently earned him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Â Tribune. But things werenâ€™t going nearly as well at home where his wife Leslieâ€™s newfound faith in Christ Â went against everything Lee believedâ€“or didnâ€™t believeâ€“as an avowed atheist.
Utilizing his journalistic and legal training, Lee begins a quest to debunk the claims of Christianity in order to Â save his crumbling marriage. Chasing down the biggest story of his career, Lee comes face-to-face with Â unexpected results that could change everything he knows to be true.
Based on Lee Strobelâ€™s award-winning best-selling book and starring Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Â Dunaway and Robert Forster, THE CASE FOR CHRIST opens in theaters â€™â€¹ April 7. Itâ€™s an ideal â€™â€¹Easter-season movie for anyone who has ever pondered the existence of God … and what role He could Â play in their lives.
To see the all-new THE CASE FOR CHRIST trailer go to www.thecaseforchristmovie.com â€™â€¹For press materials, visit: Lovell-Fairchild.com