Fathom Events & Educational Media Foundation present Max Lucado’s Because of Bethlehem

Christmas event for the big screen, in theaters only, December 5, 6, and 7, 2023

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fathom Events and Educational Media Foundation will bring a live Christmas concert event, “Max Lucado’s Because of Bethlehem,” to theaters nationwide this December 5, 6, and 7. 

New York Times bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado invites families to experience the magic and wonder of Christmastime in this unique holiday-themed event. Lucado shares his own holiday memories and the life-changing Christmas story alongside a variety of star-studded artist performances by CeCe Winans, Matthew West, Anne Wilson, Matt Maher and Evan Craft.

Inspired by his bestselling book, Because of Bethlehem: Love is Born, Hope is Here, Max Lucado shows how the Bethlehem story, with all its fumbles, awkwardness and longing, illustrates how God is with us in ways we could never imagine. “Christmas tells us that God knows what it is like to be a human,” Lucado explains.

This live event—captured earlier this year in Nashville, Tenn., in front of a live audience—reminds everyone that the spirit of Christmas is much more than a pretty tree with presents piled underneath. The film, directed by Steve Gilreath, celebrates and reflects the true Gift of the season.

“I love Christmas,” says Max Lucado. “It invites us to believe the wildest of promises: God became one of us so we could become one with Him. Clear the table; clear the calendar. Call the kids and neighbors. Christmas is here. Christ is here.”

“We are thrilled to bring this Christ-centered Christmas production to theaters all across the country,” says David Pierce, EMF Chief Media Officer. “With every word spoken and voices raised in song, audiences will experience the absolute joy of the season in celebration of the world’s greatest gift.”

Adds Lucado: “Because of Bethlehem, we are given the honor to interact with God, hear His thoughts and witness the magnificence of His Glory in both the good and bad parts of life. Jesus brought the Message to us in order that we would know truth and be truth in a dark world.”

Tickets and info at Max Lucado’s Because of Bethlehem | Fathom Events.

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About Max Lucado: Max Lucado is known for combining poetic storytelling and homespun humor with the heart of a pastor. His trade books begin as sermon series at Oak Hills Church, and his sermons start with Max asking himself this question: “What can I say on Sunday that will still matter on Monday?” He’s been dubbed “America’s Pastor” by Christianity Today, “The Best Preacher in America” by Reader’s Digest and the “Ted Lasso of Pastors” by the Dallas Morning News. Max’s products have sold more than 145 million copies in 54 languages worldwide and regularly appear on bestseller lists, including The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. His writing has also been featured in Bible studies, Bible commentaries, songs, animated videos, and greeting cards. Learn more at www.MaxLucado.com.

About Fathom Events: Fathom Events is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.

About Educational Media Foundation: Educational Media Foundation (EMF) is a nonprofit, multi-platform media company on a mission to draw people closer to Christ. Founded in 1982 in Santa Rosa, Calif., with a single radio station, EMF today owns and operates the world’s two largest Christian music radio networks (K-LOVE and Air1) with more than 1,000 broadcast signals across all 50 states, streaming audio reaching around the world, and a growing family of media ministries including podcasts, books, films, concerts and events. EMF employs 500 team members between its offices in Nashville, Tenn.; Rocklin, Calif.; and field locations across the country. (For more information, visit www.emfbroadcasting.com)


Jana Muntsinger
McClure Muntsinger Public Relations
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