NEWBERRY — The Newberry Thrivent Chapter sponsored its first free family movie night June 27 showing “The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry.” Free drinks, cookies and popcorn were served.
The popcorn was a fitting snack as The Observer’s Popcorn Panel was on hand to review the film.
Dakota Dominick saw the movie for the first time and she she liked that the main character talked about Jesus. She gave the movie five kernels of a possible five.
For St. Philip’s member Virginia Wicker, the movie was wonderful and she also gave it five kernels.
“It is fitting for all young people to be here and shows how it takes (someone) to lead people to Christ,” she said.
Teen Kimberly Goodman said the film was meaningful.
“I liked how it talked about how God influenced (people and was based on a true story),” Goodman said.
She would recommend it to a friend and gave the film four out of five kernels.
For Nora Sharpe the movie was a “good, unexpected pleasure” and she gave it 4.9 of 5 kernels.
Doliene Bedenbaugh said it was a very good film and her favorite part was when the bully became a Christian. She gave it 4.5 of 5 kernels.
Peggy Boozer liked when the boy, Nick, became a Christian.
“I shed a few tears (at points in the movie),” she said.
She gave it a full five kernels.
Her husband, Joe, liked the part where folks placed lemons on top of a casket.
“That was appropriate (given the role lemonade played in the film),” he said.
He also gave the movie five of a possible five kernels.
Tommie Wicker liked the outing in general and felt that providing a wholesome activity for youth benefited the community. “This (Thrivent activity) indicates what we should be doing with our youth,” she said, “and the movie supports that too.”
Tommie Wicker gave it a full five kernels.
Cindy Rego said the movie contained a good message made even better by being based upon a true story.
This really hits home and shares the active message that Thrivent sends to the community, she said.
Rego gave the movie five kernels as well.
The movie garnered 43.4 of a possible 45 kernels.
Approximately 30 people attended the event hosted by St. Philip’s Lutheran Church.
Beverly Boulware, was the winner of the drawing for a free movie night gift basket give away worth $90.00.
Travis Goodman with Thrivent said the event was a success and that the Newberry Thrivent Chapter hopes to host another movie night in fall.