Watch Meet the Mormons at Home on Various Digital Outlets
- Meet the Mormons will now be available on many digital outlets after a successful run in theaters.
- The film has been showing in all visitors’ centers since January.
“These expanded offerings will allow many thousands more to see this wonderful film, either in person at one of our visitors’ centers or in the comfort of their own homes.” —Elder Anthony D. Perkins of the Seventy
In an effort to make Meet the Mormons more accessible to people around the world, the film is being distributed to TV channels and digital providers.
Theaters in all visitors’ centers and historic sites of the Church began showing the film in January. The documentary-style movie, designed to dispel common misconceptions people have about Mormons, made its national debut in more than 400 theaters across the United States in October.
The expanded release includes television video on demand (VOD) channels and digital video on demand (VOD) providers. Over 100 million homes will have access to the film via these channels. DVD and Blu-ray versions of the movie will be available at major retailers across the country on March 31, 2015. The film will also be available worldwide on Netflix later this year.
The film will be available to viewers through the following platforms:
· Cable and satellite TV will air Meet the Mormons with the following providers: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Bright House Networks, Charter, DISH, DirecTV, Verizon FiOS, and AT&T U-Verse.
· Amazon Instant Video
· Netflix (later in 2015)
· Google Play
· Sony PlayStation
· Microsoft Xbox
· Best Buy CinemaNow
“We are very pleased by the success that Meet the Mormons has enjoyed this year,” said Elder Anthony D. Perkins of the Seventy, “and are excited that many more people will have an opportunity to experience it in the coming months. These expanded offerings will allow many thousands more to see this wonderful film, either in person at one of our visitors’ centers or in the comfort of their own homes.”
Meet the Mormons was initially filmed to be shown exclusively in visitors’ centers. The film was originally planned as a replacement for the movie Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration, which was playing in the Legacy Theater on Temple Square. It shares a message that the Church values people of all faiths and that they don’t have to abandon their culture to become members. It was so successful with test audiences, however, that Church leaders decided to start with a theatrical release for the first time in Church history.
The film attracted capacity audiences and ranked no. 10 nationwide in box office sales when it was released on October 10, 2014. Sold-out showings were reported in major cities from New York City to locations in California. [Learn more.]
The movie introduces audiences to six diverse Latter-day Saints and their families who come from different cultures: engineer and humanitarian Bishnu Adhikari, who is originally from Nepal; Ken Niumatalolo, the head football coach of the U.S. Naval Academy; Carolina Muñoz Marin, an amateur kickboxer from Costa Rica who runs a charity with her husband; Jermaine Sullivan, an academic counselor and bishop in Atlanta, Georgia; Utah missionary mom Dawn Armstrong; and Col. Gail Halvorsen (Ret.), the man known as “the Candy Bomber” during the Berlin Airlift in the 1940s.