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The Case for Christ

In 1980, Lee Strobel’s award-winning investigative reporting earned him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune.

SCOTTSDALE’”¹—Feb. 13, 2017— Lee Strobel’s worldwide best-selling book, The Case for , details  his real-life journey from Atheism to Christianity. Now, on April 6, for one extraordinary night, the backstory  of the skeptic and the fills movie theaters as THE CASE FOR CHRIST becomes an exclusive cinema ’”¹event, featuring Lee Strobel live on big screens nationwide one night before the film’s wide release.  The Case for Christ Live Event, premiering the theatrical release of Strobel’s story, showcase a Q&A  after the film with Strobel and his wife, Leslie, as well as other special guests on Thursday, April 6, live at 8p.m. ET, 7p.m. CT, 6 p.m. MT and tape-delayed to 8 p.m. PT, from Fathom Events and Pure Flix.  Tickets for this one-night event are available online at For a complete list of  theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). In  addition to seeing the film and participating in the live Q&A, ticket purchasers will also receive a free  download of the first two chapters of The Case for Christ book.

“The Case for Christ has impacted the lives of numerous people around the world,”  Fathom Events CEO

John Rubey said. “This re-telling of Strobel’s journey of faith brings to life a story that has become hugely  influential in the world of Christian apologetics today, and we are thrilled to be a part of its cinematic debut.”

“We believe Lee and Leslie Strobel’s real-life story that led him to write The Case for Christ makes for acompelling movie,” said Michael Scott, CEO and Co-Founder of Pure Flix and a producer of the film. “What  a privilege it will be to see them live on movie screens talking about their experiences to a nationwide  audience.”

Following the Fathom event, THE CASE FOR CHRIST will release ’”¹ nationwide on April 7. The film stars  Mike Vogel (THE ), Erika Christensen (Parenthood), Academy Award ® winner Faye Dunaway  (BONNIE AND CLYDE, CHINATOWN), Academy Award ® nominee Robert Forster (JACKIE BROWN), L.  Scott Caldwell (Lost) and Frankie Faison (The Wire).

Jonathan M. Gunn (DO YOU BELIEVE?) directs THE CASE FOR CHRIST’”¹, written by Brian Bird, (When  Calls the Heart, Touched by An Angel) and based on Strobel’s book.

A hard-driving journalist, Lee Strobel was exactly where he expected to be at work: on top. His  award-winning investigative reporting recently earned him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago  Tribune. But things weren’t going nearly as well at home where his wife Leslie’s newfound faith in Christ  went against everything Lee believed—or didn’t believe—as an avowed atheist.

Utilizing his journalistic and legal training, Lee begins a quest to debunk the claims of Christianity in order to  save his crumbling marriage. Chasing down the biggest story of his career, Lee comes face-to-face with  unexpected results that could change everything he knows to be true.

Based on Lee Strobel’s award-winning best-selling book and starring Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye  Dunaway and Robert Forster, THE CASE FOR CHRIST opens in theaters ’”¹ April 7. It’s an ideal ’”¹Easter-season movie for anyone who has ever pondered the existence of … and what role He could  play in their lives.

To see the all-new THE CASE FOR CHRIST trailer go to ’”¹For press materials, visit:



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