• Thomas Bonifield

Theater Run Extended for "The Most Reluctant Convert"

Moviegoer demand spikes for this film portraying the life story of Christian writer C.S. Lewis.

A digital graphic for the film announcing that it has been extended through November 18, 2021.
A digital graphic for the film announcing that it has been extended through November 18th. Image: Fellowship for Performing Arts.

Originally intended to be a one-night special engagement, The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis will now run for a full week in select movie theaters thanks to its successful premiere. As we previously reported, the film was scheduled to play last Wednesday in approximately 300 locations, but, despite that small number, ticket sales topped $1.2 million, according to The Numbers website, putting it in second place overall at the box office and giving it the highest per-screen revenue for the day.


That far exceeded expectations and opened the door to a longer theatrical run. Max McClean, the lead actor and founder of Fellowship for Performing Arts - the Christian production company behind this faith-based portrayal of Lewis' life story - thanked audiences in a press release.

"I am grateful to the tens of thousands of people who came out to fill theaters in almost every major city throughout the country, which has allowed the run to extend for this very important film!"

Starting this Friday, November 12th, the movie again hits the silver screen, only this time it will do so in 400-plus theaters, including in Canada and the United Kingdom; in many locations, the theatrical run will continue through Thursday, November 18th.


McClean plays the mature C.S. Lewis and narrates much of the film, which is based on a stage play from his organization. The story follows the famous author's spiritual journey and, as the title indicates, pays particularly close attention to how the man behind the Chronicles of Narnia series came ultimately to accept Christianity after he had fallen away into atheism as a teenager.


You can get tickets to a theater near you via this link to the movie's website. The trailer below will give you a feel for what to expect.