Film and TV Review — October 5, 2018 at 6:25 pm

The Church Movie




Starring Clint Howard & an All-Star Cast of Iconic Horror Actors, Including:

Bill Moseley, Ashely C. Williams & Lisa Wilcox

A Twisting, Heart-Pounding Thriller in Theaters Oct. 5th

PHILADELPHIA — Sept. 10, 2018 — For Immediate Release — Not since The Exorcist has clergy fallen under such virulent attack by unseen forces when all hell breaks loose in The Church, in theaters in 30 U.S. markets Oct. 5th.

With a regional rollout beginning Oct. 5, initial markets where The Church will play will include: Atlanta; Charlotte; Chicago; Dallas-Ft. Worth; Houston; Los Angeles/Orange County/ San Bernardino; Miami-Ft. Lauderdale; New York/Newark; Philadelphia; Raleigh, N.C.; and San Francisco. [Look Below for a List of Theater Locations]

Written and directed by first time filmmaker Dom Frank, The Church stars Clint Howard (Solo: A Star Wars Story, Arrested Development, Apollo 13) and some of horror’s most iconic actors, including Bill Mosely (the upcoming 3 From Hell and 86 Zombies; Repo! The Genetic Opera, The Devil’s Rejects, House of 1000 Corpses, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Ashley C. Williams (Julia, The Human Centipede), Lisa Wilcox (The A Nightmare on Elm Street film series) and Keith Stallworth (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Step Up 3D, American Idol).

In this twisting, heart-pounding thriller, the minister of a once vibrant, landmark Baptist church, now struggling to survive, is the sole hold-out in a decaying Philadelphia neighborhood earmarked for gentrification.  But ultimately, the preacher’s steely resolve to preserve his family’s evangelical legacy in the community and dwindling congregation dissolves under relentless pressure from his status-seeking wife and greedy church leaders—Lured by cash bribes and promises from unscrupulous developers to establish a flashy “mega-ministry” elsewhere.

Soon, the spirits of congregational members deeply wronged of centuries past – stirred from the disquiet of their graves by the remorseless trespasses of another generation – begin to make their displeasure known. As the sinners, abruptly and inexplicably bound within the confines of the sanctuary, begin to fall prey to unseen and ominous forces, they must all re-examine their choices and bow to the will of the covenant … only to reveal the righteous among them.

From Hard Floor Entertainment, the film was produced by Dom Frank, Paul Irwin and Matthew Nadu; executive producers are Dom Frank, Gia Aaron and Josh Aaron. Cinematographer was Tom Fanelle, with original music by Miles Bergma and editing by Ed Marx (Jeepers Creepers 1 & 2).

The Church was shot on location at Philadelphia’s historic First Corinthian Baptist Church (founded in 1930), where Frank’s family has been part of the congregation for more than 60 years.

Rated PG-13. Running Time: Approx. 81 Minutes.

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Watch the Trailer HERE:

Not sure if The Church is playing in your city? Here’s a list of theaters that will be showing the film on its Oct. 5 Opening:


AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 7065 Mt. Zion Circle, Morrow Charlotte


AMC Carolina Pavilion 22 9541 South Blvd., Charlotte

AMC Concord Mills 24  8421 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord


AMC Lake in the Hills 12 311 N. Randall Road, Lake in the Hills

AMC Loews Quarry 14 9201 W. 63rd St., Hodgkins

AMC Loews Streets of Woodfield 20 601 N. Martingale Road, #105, Schaumburg

AMC Loews Woodridge 18 10000 Woodward Ave., Woodridge

Cinemas Entertainment 10 3330 Roosevelt Blvd., Chicago

Dallas-Ft. Worth

AMC Grapevine Mills 30 3150 Grapevine Mills Pkwy., Grapevine

AMC Classic Irving 10  4205 W. Pioneer Dr., Irving

AMC Mesquite 30 19919 Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy., Mesquite


AMC Gulf Pointe 30 11801 S. Sam Houston Pkwy E., Houston

AMC Studio 30 2949 Dunvale Road, Houston

Los Angeles-Orange County-San Bernardino

Arena Screen 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood

AMC Classic Apple Valley 14 22311 Bear Valley Road, Building A, Apple Valley

Laemmle NOHO 7 NoHo 7. 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood

Laemmle Monica Film Center 1332 2nd St., Santa Monica

Laemmle Playhouse 7 673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

AMC Ontario Mills 30 4549 Mills Circle, Ontario

AMC Orange 30 20 City Blvd. W., Orange

Miami-Ft. Lauderdale

AMC Sunset Place 24 5701 Sunset Dr. #300, South Miami

AMC Aventura 24 Adventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd. #3001, Aventura

New York/Newark

Jersey Gardens 651 Kapkowski Road, Elizabeth


AMC Disney Springs 24 1500 E. Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista

AMC Avenue 16 2241 Town Centre Ave., Melbourne


Studio Movie Grill 53 S. 69th St., Upper Darby

Raleigh, N.C.

AMC Classic Raleigh 15 5501 Atlantic Springs Road, Raleigh

AMC Park Place 16 9525 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville

San Francisco

4-Star Theatre 2200 Clement St., San Francisco

AMC Classic Deer Valley Stadium 16 4204 Lone Tree Way, Antioch

About Hard Floor Entertainment: Based in Philadelphia, Hard Floor Entertainment is a production and distribution company specializing in feature films and television programming. Launched in 2013, the company is headed by filmmaker Dom Frank with a goal of advancing and promoting the east coast-based, independent film industry.

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