Cirque du Soleil’s One Night for ONE DROP, in theaters this week, is a good choice for intergenerational families, from youths to senior adults. One Night for ONE DROP is an original, one-night-only production that features artists from each of eight Cirque du Soleil productions as well as renowned guest performers. The show is an annual event to raise funds and awareness for water issues worldwide. All proceeds benefit ONE DROP’s global initiatives to bring clean drinking water to impoverished areas. This theatrical event is provided by Fathom Events.
Fathom Events provides unique, spectacular entertainment in the comfort of local movie theaters with big screens and surround sound. Audiences can enjoy concerts, world-class opera, sporting events, original programs featuring renowned artists, and more for a fraction of the cost. These events include special backstage features such as close-ups and the exquisite beauty of the world’s best art exhibits and performances.
As of June 10, some movies that look deceptively family-friendly are at the top of the box office. However, many refreshing, redemptive productions for families are currently available in theaters. Parents absolutely must check out reviews of theatrical productions to determine age acceptability and quality before going to see them based on their genre, posters, and marketing enticements.
In theaters the second week of June are many family and/or redemptive movies (listed by current box office rank) that have remained in theaters and are good choices, depending on the ages of those seeing them. These include: 8. Avengers: Age of Ultron, 12. Home, 15. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, 20. Beyond the Mask, 25. Little Boy, 30. Paddington, 32. Do You Believe?, and 34. When Marnie Was There.
On the horizon are many more good family and redemptive movies coming to theaters:
- July 1 – Faith of our Fathers
- August – Shake off the World
- August 28 – War Room
- Fall 2015 – Adrenaline, 90 Minutes in Heaven
- Sept. 18 – Captive
- October 16 – Woodlawn
- January 22, 2016 – Risen
- February 26, 2016 – Ben-Hur
- March 11, 2016 – Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
- March 23, 2016 – God’s Not Dead 2, Miracles from Heaven
- April 29, 2016 – Same Kind of Different as Me
- Spring 2016 – Providence
- Summer 2016 – Left Behind 2
- In development – Do You Believe 2, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew, Ten Commandments, King David, Apostle Paul, Pontius Pilate, Unveiled
Stay tuned for first-hand insights about these movies and more from private preview screenings and interviews with producers, director, and actors.
Written by Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performance Studies) – dianehoward.com