I CAN ONLY IMAGINE Makes Cable TV Premiere on UPtv in September
By Allyson Vannatta, Senior Writer
The faith-based box office hit I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is set to make its cable television debut on UPtv.
The movie premieres Saturday, September 5, at 9 p.m. ET with a second showing the following day at 7 p.m. ET.
“We are proud to premiere this star-studded hit film that is not only a highly-entertaining movie, but also is a powerful true story about forgiveness and following your dreams,” said Hector Campos, vice president of content strategy & acquisitions for UPtv. “UPtv strives to uplift viewers with our programming, and I Can Only Imagine certainly delivers on that. This is the perfect addition to our robust movie offering on the network.”
Movieguide®’s review of the movie said, “I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is a powerful, heart-rending story of redemption and reconciliation found in Jesus Christ.”
I CAN ONLY IMAGINE was one of Movieguide®’s Best Movies for Families in 2018, and it also took home the Epiphany Prize® for Most Inspiring Movie of 2018.
Director Andrew Erwin said in his acceptance speech, “I want to thank the Movieguide® Awards for championing films that have something to say to the family. Things that have redemptive content that we can all stand behind.”
Both J. Michael Finley and Dennis Quaid were nominated for the Grace Prize® for Most Inspiring Performance for movies in their respective roles.
I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is Roadside Attractions’ (the movie’s distributors) highest grossing movie ever domestically, making over $83 million domestically.
Movieguide® previously reported how the Erwin brothers movie surpassed $59 million domestically.
I CAN ONLY IMAGINE stars Dennis Quaid, J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, and Priscilla Shirer, and tells the story of behind the Christian band MercyMe’s hit song “I Can Only Imagine.”
UPtv is the fastest growing entertainment network in the second quarter. They strive to present audiences with uplifting TV shows and movies.