Holly on Hollywood
by Holly McClure
In celebration of Easter weekend there are several theatrical movies that will inspire you (and your family) with uplifting, spiritual messages, that celebrate all aspects of Christian faith. Check out my previous reviews of “Risen“, “The Young Messiah” and “Miracles from Heaven“, before heading to a theater this weekend.
For home viewing I recommend “The Passion of the Christ“, one of the best and most accurate depictions of what Jesus went through in his final hours. I had the privilege of working on “The Passion” with Mel Gibson and I can attest to the universal, life-changing impact it has made, on all who have seen it.
And here’s a different idea and unique experience for family entertainment…
Sight & Sound Theaters is the largest faith-based, live theatre in the country – it’s the “Christian Broadway” that nearly a million people from around the world come to experience in both Lancaster, PA and Branson, MO! I saw their production of the Bible’s original super hero Samson, in Lancaster County. The theater is beautiful, featuring more than 2000 seats, a ginormous 300 foot stage that partially wraps around the audience, incredible, large-scale sets and spectacular lighting and special effects, including the temple walls that DO fall down! This beloved biblical story is based on the bible with an amazing cast, beautiful music, live animals that stroll down the aisles and an ending that focuses on Jesus as the ultimate hero.
The founder of Sight and Sound, Glenn Eshelman, was a native of Lancaster County who began his passion for telling stories in the late 70’s. That vision continues today with his family overseeing the massive productions. I had a chance to interview the producers, Josh Enck and Matt Neff, and I can tell you, these productions are a labor of love with over 600 employees who give their heart, talents and faith, to each show.
I highly recommend this amazing entertainment experience! Make it a family destination and check out their website sight-sound.com to learn more about their productions, watch behind-the scenes videos and get information on both theaters, including the Moses show in Branson, MO.
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
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Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!