“Courageous” Expands To 48 New Cities This Weekend




SOURCE: Lovell /Fairchild


  • COURAGEOUS, the fourth film from the creators of FIREPROOF and on track to top that surprise hit at the box office, expands to 48 new cities this weekend.
  • Since premiering Sept. 30, COURAGEOUS has been a top 10 performing film even while playing at about 1,200 locations versus the 3,000 theaters for a typical wide-release motion picture.

NASHVILLEOct. 13, 2011 COURAGEOUS—the current release from the makers of FIREPROOF and on track to top that surprise hit at the box office—expands to 48 new cities this weekend. COURAGEOUS remains a top 10 film in the weeks after its Sept. 30 premiere, after opening on 1,200 screens, compared to the 3,000 locations typical for a film in wide release.

“Of course we’re humbled and gratified by the reception for COURAGEOUS,” Executive Producer and Sherwood Baptist Church Senior Pastor Michael Catt said. “But what really excites us is the chance to reach more people with the film’s vital message on families and fathering. As COURAGEOUS expands to new cities, we’re thankful for the opportunity to do that.”

Beginning this Friday, Oct. 14, COURAGEOUS will show in these new cities that have been asking for the movie:

Anchorage, Alaska Tikahtnu Stadium 16
Tucson, Ariz. Harkins Spectrum 18
Burbank, Calif. Media Center 8
Rancho Mirage, Calif. River Cinema 15
Watsonville, Calif. Green Valley 8
Brighton, Colo. Brighton Stadium 12
Durango, Colo. Gaslight Twin
Lakewood, Colo. Century 16 Belmar
Rehoboth Beach, Del. Midway 14
New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Beacon 12
Pace, Fla. Ridge Cinema 8
Roswell, Ga. Aurora Cineplex 10
Cherokee, Iowa American Theatre
Carroll, Iowa Carroll 5 Cinemas
Centerville, Iowa Lake Center 4
Muscatine, Iowa Plaza 4 Theatres
Mason City, Iowa Cinema West 10
Ottumwa, Iowa Ottumwa 8 Theatre
Carbondale, Ill. University Place 8
Sandwich, Ill. Wow 7 Cinema
Elkhart, Ind. Encore Park 14
Portage, Ind. Portage 16
Huntington, Ind. Huntington 7
Greenfield, Ind. Legacy 9
Broussard, La. Celebrity 10
Ocean City, Md. Sun & Surf 8
Augusta, Maine Cinema 10
Marquette, Mich. Royal Cinema 10
Ypsilanti, Mich. Rave Ann Arbor 20
Concord. N.C. Carolina Mall 8
Kernersville, N.C. Countryside 3
Albemarle, N.C. Eastgate 5
Hooksett, N.H. Cinemagic
New Brunswick, N.J. New Brunswick 18
Espanola, N.M. Dream Catcher
Las Vegas, Nev. Santa Fe Station 16
Lakewood, N.Y. Cinema 8
Oneida, N.Y. Movieplex 9
New Hartford, N.Y. Orchard 14
Wooster, Ohio Movies 10
State College, Pa. Premiere College 9
Del Rio, Texas Movies 8
Kingsville, Texas Rio 7 Cinemas
Galax, Va. Twin County 3
Redmond, Wash. Bella Bottega 11
Oshkosh, Wis. Cinema 10
Bluefield, W.V. Cinemas 8
Elkins, W.V. Elkins Cinema 8

A Sherwood Pictures production, COURAGEOUS is distributed by TriStar Pictures with marketing by Provident Films and AFFIRM Films. COURAGEOUS tells the story of four men with one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, they are confident and focused, standing up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.

When tragedy strikes home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God . . . and to their children? Protecting the streets is second nature. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That takes courage.

COURAGEOUS comes from Sherwood Pictures, the movie-making ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church that also made FIREPROOF, the No. 1 independent film of 2008. FIREPROOF was a difference-making movie about restoring damaged marriages with faith and sacrificial love. COURAGEOUS aims for a similar positive impact on fathering and families. Statistics show children from fatherless homes are more likely to have health problems, underperform in school, face drug and alcohol issues, and become involved in crime.

Tickets are available now on CourageoustheMovie.com; Fandango, Movie Fone, MovieTickets, and other online sales sites; and through the theaters.

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About COURAGEOUS and Sherwood Pictures
COURAGEOUS is the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures, a ministry of Sherwood Church and part of the congregation’s vision to “change the world from Albany, Ga.” Brothers—and Sherwood pastors—Alex and Stephen Kendrick co-wrote the film, with Alex directing and acting and Stephen producing. Sherwood Baptist Senior Pastor Michael Catt and Executive Pastor Jim McBride and Terry Hemmings, president and CEO of Provident Music Group, are executive producers.

About TriStar Pictures
TriStar Pictures is a film label of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, a unit of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; worldwide television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 142 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.

About AFFIRM Films
AFFIRM Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company, dedicated to producing, acquiring, and marketing films that inspire, uplift, and entertain audiences. AFFIRMFilms.com

About Provident Films
Provident Films, a division of Provident Music Group, produces and distributes faith-based films. Nashville-based Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has been one of the world’s leading Christian entertainment companies for more than three decades. ProvidentFilms.org

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