The highly-anticipated Christian movie I Still Believe which tells the heartrending true-life love story of award-winning Christian singer Jeremy Camp and his late, first wife, Melissa, is still set to launching at cinemas in South Africa tomorrow (Friday March 20) despite a ban on gatherings of more than 100 people which was implemented this week as one of a raft of measures aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.
Ster-Kinekor announced today that it will continue to screen scheduled shows, however no shows will screen before 12pm and 6pm, and the number of viewers allowed within its cinemas would be capped at 100. In addition to this, customers must also ensure that two seats are left empty between each booked seat.
Information on cinemas showing the film and on making block bookings can be viewed here.
I Still Believe opened in the US on Friday last week, when it was the number one movie, taking some $4 million dollars (R70 million) at the box office. By the end of the weekend, it had pulled in $9.5 million (R166 million) and was number 2 in the country.
On Instagram, Camp said he was grateful to his fans for turning out to see the movie at such a tumultuous time. The debut screenings went ahead as planned, with most of the theatre closures taking place from Monday onwards.
“Thanks to everyone who went out yesterday to support the film,” he wrote. “I know times are crazy and uncertain right now, but we should never be controlled by fear. Stay healthy and remember God is in control! Love you guys!”
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