‘Boxcar Children - Surprise Island’ Comes Alive in U.S. Cinemas for a Special One-Day Event This May, Featuring Voices of J.K. Simmons and Martin Sheen

DENVER – April 4, 2018 – “Boxcar Children - Surprise Island,” based on the second book from the series by Gertrude Chandler, will premiere in more than 650 U.S. cinemas for a one-day-only event on Tuesday, May 8 at 4:00 p.m. local time. This full-length feature includes a stellar voice cast of Martin Sheen, J.K. Simmons, Griffin Gluck, Joey King and Dane DeHaan. In addition to the feature content, audiences will be treated to an exclusive introduction from actor Griffin Gluck, and following the feature, producer/director Dan Chuba will explain the process of adapting the book to film and the animation methods.


 


Tickets for “Boxcar Children - Surprise Island” can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“What I like best about the ‘Boxcar Children’ books and Surprise Island in particular, is how the kids seem to effortlessly appreciate life as it happens,” Director Dan Chuba said. “The vegetables they eat taste better because they tended the garden themselves. They make daily chores more fun by doing them together. They wonder at and explore the nature that surrounds them on the little island, experiencing and sharing their world in a series of small, beautiful moments.”


 


“Boxcar Children - Surprise Island” is based on the second book from the series by Gertrude Chandler and tells the story of the Alden children. The Alden children


spend an entire summer living on their Grandfather’s small, nearly uninhabited island. There they meet Joe, who is friendly and helpful, and inexplicably living on their island. Does their new friend have a secret?


 


“The adventures of ‘The Boxcar Children’ have been enjoyed and read by many generations,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “This special event will bring families and fans together as they experience this beloved story coming to life on the big screen.”


 


“The Boxcar Children hold a special place in millions of hearts. We’re thrilled that families across the country will have a chance to enjoy them in this warmhearted film as they jump from book pages to the big screen,” Shout! Factory’s Sr. VP of Kids & Family Entertainment Melissa Boag said.

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