News Release

Northampton Meets the Mormons


600 local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, friends, family and community leaders poured into the two local Cineworld cinemas at Northampton and Huntingdon on May 20th to see a special charity showing of the US cinema success, ‘Meet the Mormons’.  Newly elected MP, Rt Hon David Mackintosh, for Northampton South attended the event along with other community leaders. Donations to the Royal British Legion amounted to over £700 collected on the night from the cinemagoers.

Church leader (stake president) Karl Hirst commented, “It was simply brilliant to walk into a cinema advertising 'Meet The Mormons' on their feature boards and then to see a large and attractive group of missionaries and young people inside taking donations for Royal British Legion.  The film was outstanding and very well supported.  Everyone there found something in it to which they could relate and something desirable.  As impressive as the movie was, to see the foyer filled with members and friends afterwards was at least equally moving.  The influence of the members pushing back the natural atmosphere was tangible.  The manager of the cinema said what a pleasure it was to have hosted us.  Other staff called after us to thank us and wish us goodnight as we left!!  The whole experience seemed to capture the essence of an important work.”

The Church produced film is now being shown around the 25 countries of Europe, including the UK, in cinemas and meeting houses.  Recently,  LDS Charities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gave a $1.8 million donation to the American Red Cross from the proceeds of “Meet the Mormons,” a film the Church released last October in America.

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