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Regular showing "Jesus Revolution"

Spring break showing of “Surf’s Up”

DAYTON—A Special Spring Break movie - “Surf’s Up” will show at the Liberty Theater at 2 pm for the second time this week on Friday April 7, with $2 admission.

This story follows a teenage rock hopper penguin named Cody Maverick from his hometown of Shiverpool, Antarctica, where all the other penguins think he’s nothing but a surfing fool, to the “Big Z Memorial Surf Off” on Pen Gu Island. Young Cody is determined to win the most important competition in the world of penguin surfing in honor of “Big Z,” a deceased surfing legend whom he has idolized since childhood. But the waves in Pen Gu are different than in Shiverpool, and the competition is steep. The current champ, egotistical Tank Evans, isn’t about to let this little penguin knock him from first place without a fight. When Cody wipes out and encounters Geek, a recluse aging former surfer, living in the jungle, he learns some important lessons about life and surfing, and even teaches Geek a thing or two. This movie is rated PG and it has a runtime of 85 minutes.

The regularly scheduled movie for the week is the “Jesus Revolution,” which tells the true story of a national spiritual awakening in the early 1970, and its origins within a community of teenaged hippies in Southern California. Lionsgate put out the following movie summary: [It] “tells the story of a young Greg Laurie (Joel Courtney) being raised by his struggling mother, Charlene (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) in the 1970s. Laurie and a sea of young people descend on sunny Southern California to redefine truth through all means of liberation. Inadvertently, Laurie meets Lonnie Frisbee (Jonathan Roumie), a charismatic hippie-street-preacher, and Pastor Chuck Smith (Kelsey Grammer) who have thrown open the doors of Smith’s languishing church to a stream of wandering youth. What unfolds becomes the greatest spiritual awakening in American history. Rock and roll, newfound love, and a twist of faith lead to a JESUS REVOLUTION that turns one counterculture movement into a revival that changes the world.” Rotten Tomatoes critics gave this movie a 62% favorable rating, but audiences gave it a 99%. It is rated PG-13 for strong drug content involving teens and some thematic elements. The IMDb parent’s guide notes that it has moderate levels of drugs, alcohol, and smoking. Runtime is 120 minutes. The theater will be closed Easter, April 9.

Although a private group has arranged to purchase gift certificates to offer a number of free admissions, this is not a sponsored movie. It is a regularly-scheduled recently-released movie on the theater’s schedule, offered at regular prices.

Also note: In response to requests saying that dialog is sometimes hard to understand at the theater, we will show on-screen captions on SUNDAYS and TUESDAYS for all movies, for about a month. Please give us your feedback about whether you found this helpful.


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