Local Response Determines Visalia Opening of Faith-Based Film

The Leininger family arrives in America in the movie “Alone Yet Not Alone.”
The Leininger family arrives in America in the movie “Alone Yet Not Alone.”

Enthuse Entertainment has announced the release of the family-friendly drama “Alone Yet Not Alone.” Slated for a broad release in over 200 theaters nationwide on Friday, June 13, the production stars Kelly Greyson (“Return to the Hiding Place”) with Jenn Gotzon (“God’s Country,” “Frost/Nixon”) and actor/musical artist Clay Walker (“Clay Walker: Jesse James”).

The drama is scheduled to open at Sequoia Mall 12 in Visalia, as well as in locations in Fresno and Clovis.

“‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ is opening in the Fresno/Clovis/Visalia area because moviegoers requested this film through a new film distribution platform called Seatzy, in which the public can participate in the process of supporting the films they love by getting ticket reservations in early (500 minimum) and assuring the film will play in the theater closest to them,” explained publicist Lauren Johnston.

Last fall, the movie was shown at 11 select locations as part of a “sneak peek” week-long release, achieving the second highest grossing per screen average (combining theater ticket sales with Seatzy ticket sales) in the country. ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ banked $11,434 per screen average in its limited release opening in Grand Rapids, Michigan; San Antonio, Houston and Dallas, Texas; Knoxville and Franklin, Tennessee; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; and Colorado Springs, Colorado. The audience’s enthusiastic reception helped rank the movie as one of the highest per-screen-average, independently released faith-based films to date. Tickets for Visalia, which when reserved/purchased will ensure that the film shows in this city, are currently available via www.seatzy.com/alone.

“I am thrilled that ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ is the first nationwide release for Seatzy theatrical distribution and our advance sales ticketing platform,” says Dan Merrell, founder and CEO of Seatzy. “We’ve developed a unique screen-by-screen marketing program that we are confident will allow us to open successfully in Fresno. It’s an exciting new way to bring a compelling story like this to market.”

“Alone Yet Not Alone” is based on the true story taken from the novel of the same name written by Tracy Leininger Craven that speaks of hope triumphing over despair, of faith overcoming fear, and of victory prevailing over adversity.

Depicting a family at a critical juncture in America’s history, the film is designed to encourage and uplift families in difficult times, through sharing the inspiring story of Barbara and Regina Leininger and their journey of faith and survival during the French & Indian War in 1755. Captured by Delaware Indians after that tribe raided their home, the sisters–transported over 300 miles of wilderness to Ohio–are sustained only by their abiding trust in God, and their hope of escape against all odds to be reunited with their family.

“Alone Yet Not Alone” is a movie filled with action, drama and suspense shot on location at historical sites in Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina to allow audiences to take the journey with the characters. Filmmakers realized that in order to tell the story authentically, they would need to shoot where the events actually occurred or in similar terrain.

George Escobar and Ray Bengston co-directed James Richard’s screenplay while James Richards, Bud S. Smith and Ken Wales served as executive producers. Barbara Divisek, George Escobar, Michael Snyder and Cynthia Garcia Walker produced the movie.

For more information about “Alone Yet Not Alone” and to watch the movie trailer, visit www.aloneyetnotalone.com.

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