The movie theater chain Svenska Bio announces that as of September 14 it will show the reality-based drama film Jesus Revolution, which has been a great success in the United States.
Sweden’s largest cinema chain, Filmstaden, has also announced that it will show the film.
Filmstaden announced this week that it will show the film at all its locations starting September 14. Svenska Bio, the second largest Swedish cinema chain with cinemas in many smaller cities, is now doing the same.
– This will allow us to reach more and smaller towns, says Maria Viklund of Barfota Productions, the company that owns the Swedish distribution of the film.
Jesus Revolution follows hippie Lonnie Frisbee (Jonathan Roumie) and his quest for peace, love and liberation in 1970s California. Along the way, he starts a counterculture called the Jesus Movement and, as it turns out, history.
Public interest the decisive factor
Svenska Bio has initially decided not to show the film in all its active cinemas, but this may change.
– You can contact your local Svenska Bio if they haven’t scheduled it yet. In some places the film has been scheduled according to requests, says Maria Wiklund.
The film is now ready to be shown in 30 Swedish cities. Among others, it will be shown in at least five cinemas in Stockholm with a total of more than a thousand seats.
Filmstaden will begin marketing the film on Friday by showing the trailer for Jesus Revolution in conjunction with other screenings.
– The trailer alone appeals to people, so we are happy that Filmstaden has chosen to show it, says Maria Viklund.
The premiere of the movie is scheduled for September 14.
– If the Swedish people want this kind of movie, they will keep it going, Wiklund adds.