News Release

'Meet the Mormons' Film to Show in Visitors' Centers

Release coming soon for TV channels and digital providers

In an effort to make "Meet the Mormons" more accessible to people around the world, all visitors’ centers and historic sites of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will begin showing the film on January 1, 2015. The documentary-style movie, designed to dispel common misconceptions people have about Mormons, made its national debut in more than 400 theaters across the United States in October.

Soon after the release in visitors' centers, "Meet the Mormons" will become available via television and digital video on demand (VOD) providers on February 3, 2015. This will be followed by the availability of DVD and Blu-ray versions at major retailers across the country on March 31, 2015.

TV VOD channels that will air “Meet the Mormons” later this winter include: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Bright House Networks, Charter, DirecTV, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse. The digital providers include: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu, Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox and Best Buy CinemaNow.

“Meet the Mormons” was initially filmed to be shown exclusively in visitors’ centers. The film was originally planned as a replacement for the movie “Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration” that was playing in the Legacy Theater on Temple Square. It shares a message that the Church values people of all faiths and that they don’t have to abandon their culture to become members. It was so successful with test audiences, however, that Church leaders decided to start with a theatrical release for the first time in Church history.

The film attracted capacity audiences and ranked no. 10 nationwide in box office sales when it was released on October 10, 2014. Sold-out showings were reported in major cities from New York City to locations in California.

The movie introduces audiences to six diverse Latter-day Saints and their families who come from different cultures: engineer and humanitarian Bishnu Adhikari, who is originally from Nepal; Ken Niumatalolo, the head football coach of the U.S. Naval Academy; Carolina Muñoz Marin, an amateur kickboxer from Costa Rica who runs a charity with her husband; Jermaine Sullivan, an academic counselor and bishop in Atlanta, Georgia; Utah missionary mom Dawn Armstrong; and Col. Gail Halvorsen (Ret.), the man known as “the Candy Bomber” during the Berlin Airlift in the 1940s.


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