Kirk Cameron live religious event ‘Revive Us’ coming to theatres

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Kirk Cameron waits backstage while being introduced at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference on February 9, 2012. Win McNamee/Getty Images

Kirk Cameron, the former teen heartthrob of ’90s sitcom Growing Pains, is bringing a live event titled Kirk Cameron’s Revive Us to theatres in October.

Revive Us is meant to be a unifying religious event, with people from different denominations, backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses encouraged to attend.

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“As I travel to churches across America, I meet thousands who tell me they feel discouraged, concerned and afraid for their children’s future and the future of America,” said Cameron. “I want people to come to this event so I can help them return home awakened, empowered and engaged to make a difference in the real world. Together, we’ll discover the one and only strategy that has succeeded in every generation, on every continent, and never failed to restore a nation, morally, spiritually and economically.”

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Speakers and musical acts expected to take part in the faith-based extravaganza — aside from Cameron — include Francis Chan, an American preacher; former U.S. presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson; author and radio host Eric Metaxas; speaker and author Jennifer Rothschild; Vertical Church Band will perform, and the duo of Abby Ward and Cameron’s daughter, Isabella, will also appear.

“I speak in hundreds of venues, churches, and schools across [the United States], and I’ve found that most people, more than anything else in these culturally uncertain times, want to know where their family’s hope and security comes from,” said Cameron. “Hope is like air — we all need it and will suffocate without it. Security is about trust and faith in a power greater than yourself, and that’s where my message hits home, offering strength, vision, and courage.”

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Cameron believes the company in charge of Revive Us, Fathom Events, which coordinates live events across the continent, is the perfect fit for the event.

“Coming off the massive success of my previous Fathom events, where over 380,000 people joined, Revive Us was a natural next move in my company’s business development,” Cameron said. “During the production of my first documentary, Monumental, I learned of Fathom’s ability to turn movie theatres into thriving, nationwide, community event centres for like-minded people who share a common cause. With my faith-based, inspirational events, we were a match made in heaven.”

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After Growing Pains, Cameron shifted his focus toward production and direction of Christian-based cinema and TV. He came under fire in May when he stated that wives should “follow” their husbands.

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The live event will take place on Oct. 18, with an encore planned for Oct. 24. After all the performances and speeches, there will be a 15-minute Q&A session with the audience.

Revive Us has 730 participating theatres so far, and more locations are expected to be added.

(Global News contacted Fathom Events to see if any Canadian theatres will be broadcasting Revive Us, and the company informed us that it currently has no international partners and only has rights to show events in the United States.)

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