Season 3 Finale of THE CHOSEN Extends Theatrical Run After Fan Demand

Season 3 Finale of THE CHOSEN Extends Theatrical Run After Fan Demand

By Movieguide® Staff

THE CHOSEN recently announced that they would end Season 3 with another theatrical release.

The creators of the fully crowd-funded project said that the final two episodes of Season 3 were in such high demand that the Fathom Event would extend its dates in theaters, from Feb. 2 through Feb. 6.

The faith-based series began Season 3 with a successful theatrical launch, including its first two episodes and a message from creator Dallas Jenkins.

When THE CHOSEN first announced the Fathom Event, fans of the show crashed the site.

“[The episodes] are so big they demand to be on the big screen,” THE CHOSEN wrote on Facebook. “And apparently, you demand it, too, as the rush for tickets initially crashed the Fathom Events website.”

Jenkins added that their previous theatrical releases proved that fans wanted to watch THE CHOSEN in theaters.

“Because of the success of the Christmas special last year, theaters are saying, ‘We want The Chosen in our theater,'” Jenkins said. “…They’re saying, ‘Please release as many episodes as you can in theaters.'”

“The success of The Chosen Season 3: Episode 1 & 2 is the perfect example of how innovative the event cinema business has become and how hungry audiences are for faith-based content,” Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events, said. “Additionally, the robust partnership that we’ve developed with Angel Studios and The Chosen team really works – not only for Fathom Events and our exhibition partners but for fans everywhere, including several international territories who want to see this content on the big screen and as a community.”

Movieguide® previously reported:

THE CHOSEN creator Dallas Jenkins recently announced that the first two episodes of Season 3 would premiere in theaters on Nov. 18.

The crowd-funded series about the life of Jesus took audiences by storm in 2017, and now two full seasons and a theatrical Christmas special later boasts over 400M views, according to The Chosen App.

Despite their historic success, Jenkins said that he and the team behind THE CHOSEN have no intention of slowing down.

“I think every step of this has been following one of our theme verses, which is in Isaiah 43:19. It says, ‘Behold, I’m doing a new thing,’” he told Movieguide®’s Evy Baehr Carroll. “Everything about THE CHOSEN has been a new thing. The way that it’s been distributed, the way that has been financed, the content itself, this isn’t going to be traditional. What can we do that maybe hasn’t been done before? The concept of putting our couple episodes in theaters, no TV show does that. But we’re like, why not?”

THE CHOSEN experimented with a theatrical release last year with their Christmas special, CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHOSEN, which became a box office success.

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