Encore Presentation for ‘The Drop Box’ to Show on March 16
Audiences get second chance to see award-winning documentary after last week’s sold-out theaters, weather closures
ATLANTA, March 11, 2015 – After a three-day limited release seen by nearly a quarter of a million people in North America last week, audiences can catch an encore presentation of “The Drop Box” on Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m. local time. The movie will be shown at 435 theaters across the U.S.
“The Drop Box” tells the story of South Korea’s Pastor Lee Jong-rak, who builds a “baby box” into the wall of his church to save “unwanted” babies who might otherwise be abandoned by their desperate mothers. To date, Pastor Lee has helped save more than 650 children, many of whom have physical or mental disabilities.
The original three days of “The Drop Box” showings place the film among Fathom Events’ top five largest events ever. Demand to see the movie was so high last week that many were shut out of theaters. Winter weather across the country also prompted closures in cities like Dallas, Louisville and Chicago.
“We’re reading emails and social media posts from people sharing just how much Pastor Lee and his children have touched their lives,” said Focus on the Family President Jim Daly. “When we heard from many others who weren’t able to see this movie, we knew we had to re-release it for an encore presentation.”
A portion of the film’s proceeds will go to support Pastor Lee’s ministry.
In addition, moviegoers who want to help orphans in both the U.S. and globally are encouraged to contribute to the Global Orphan Care Fund. Half of those proceeds will support Pastor Lee’s work in South Korea, with the other half going to Focus on the Family’s Wait No More program, which works with state and local groups to raise awareness of adoption from foster care and equip families to provide “forever homes” for waiting children. To date, more than $350,000 has been raised via the Global Orphan Care Fund for children in need.
“The Drop Box” is being released by Pine Creek Entertainment in association with Focus on the Family, Kindred Image and Fathom Events as a special event featuring a panel discussion. Tickets, locations and pictures for media are available at www.thedropboxfilm.com.
To request a screening link or to schedule an interview, please contact Kevin Wandra (866-777-2313, ext. 701 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com) of Carmel Communications.
About Focus on the Family
Focus on the Family, which reaches about 238 million people in 130 countries, is a global faith-based ministry that helps families thrive. We provide help and resources for strengthening believers in their faith and sharing the gospel; building resilient marriages that reflect God’s design; equipping parents to raise their children with a thriving faith; advocating for the preborn, orphaned and life at every stage; and engaging the culture through a biblical worldview. Visit Focus at FocusontheFamily.com or on Facebook and Twitter.
About Pine Creek Entertainment
Pine Creek Entertainment is a film production company that specializes in presenting inspirational stories that encourage, empower and serve as a positive purpose in strengthening and affirming family & faith.
About Kindred Image
Kindred Image is a non-profit organization that works to support the vision and legacy of a courageous pastor in South Korea. What began as a desperate one-man campaign to protect life in one small neighborhood is now an organized effort to love and serve mothers in crisis, and never see an abandoned child on the streets of Korea again. For the rest of the world, Kindred hopes to restore the idea of a God-given “kindred image,” thereby defending the dignity and value of all human lives.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 775 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
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