Acquire The Fire & Teen Mania are debuting the theatrical release of SURGE, an event that mixes music, comedy, and inspirational messages to create a special bond between young people and the those who believe in them.
SURGE features messages by Ron Luce that are interwoven with the comedy of John Gray and musical performances by Christian artists Casting Crowns, Newsboys, Lecrae and Acquire the Fire LIVE.
SURGE will be on over 400 screens nationally on October 9, 2013 with an encore showing scheduled for October 16, 2013.
"When Ron told me about his vision for SURGE, I was in before he even finished talking. We both are deeply passionate about inspiring the youth of today, so the SURGE platform and its distribution in movie theatres just made sense to me. People are going to love what we have planned for them," said Mark Hall of Casting Crowns in a press release.
Teen Mania has reached over three million teenagers through the Acquire the Fire tours. Acquire the Fire has partnered with over 40,000 churches nationwide to bring students to these events.
"We are excited to be able to bring SURGE to movie screens across the country. Through our Acquire The Fire events over the past 20 years, we have brought together millions of teens looking for great music and inspiration. In SURGE, we have assembled some of the best Christian talent in music and comedy to create a night of fun and inspiration that is totally different and easily accessible to young people in movie theatres everywhere," Ron Luce of Teen Mania said in a statement.
"We are thrilled that Acquire The Fire and Teen Mania have chosen Screenvision to partner on this exciting project. We feel the marketplace has a big appetite for a program such as SURGE, and with the talent that is associated with the project, we are confident this will be a hit with theatre-goers," stated Darryl Schaffer, Screenvision's Executive Vice President, Operations & Exhibitor Relations in a release.