Calvary Baptist Church to premier Christian film

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Cavalry Baptist Church will be one of 60 Colorado churches to premier the newest installment in the "Left Behind" series.

The film, titled "Left Behind: World at War," will premier at the church on North Yampa Avenue on Oct. 22.

This is the third installment in the Left Behind film series, which is based on the best-selling Left Behind book series.

The series depicts the end of the world and the coming of the Antichrist.

The first two Left Behind movies, "Left Behind" and "Left Behind II: Tribulation Force," premiered in theaters, but the creators of "World at War" wanted the film to premier at churches.

"In the '70s and '80s, before the days of VHS, 16MM church film nights were one of the greatest ways that churches could introduce nonbelievers to their church. We want to revive that outreach," Peter Lalonde said in a statement. Lalonde is co-CEO of Cloud Ten, which produced the film.

Cavalry Pastor Rod Compton said when he heard the film's creators wanted the film to debut in churches instead of theaters, he was more than happy to sign up Cavalry.

Cavalry will show the film at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 and 23. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door.

Compton said the church will sell about 300 tickets for each showing.

"World at War" will be available on DVD to the public Oct. 25.

The film is rated PG-13. Compton said there is some action, but no violence. He said it is up to parents whether they want to bring their children.

"It is a great family movie," Compton said.

Compton said he has known Tim LaHaye, the co-author of the series, for a long time and has read all of the Left Behind books.

"The message is awesome," he said.

For more on the film, visit www.leftbehind-worldatwar.com.

For more on the Cavalry premier, call the church at 824-5222.

Brandon Johansson can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 213, or bjohansson@craigdailypress.com.

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