Kristen Bell, Matt Bomer and NP Harris bought out theaters showing Love, Simon

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I’ve mentioned that I adored Love, Simon. My best friend and I saw it on a lark and were crying and hugging for half the movie. I thought it would be a nice way to spend a couple of hours, I never imagined how affecting and entertaining it would be. As you’ve heard, Love, Simon is a coming out and coming of age story, but it’s more than that. It’s a celebration of friendship, love and the power of showing the world who you are. It’s resonating with audiences and celebrities too. To celebrate and share the film, Matt Bomer bought out a theater showing Love, Simon in his hometown of Spring, Texas and Kristen Bell and Neil Patrick Harris also bought out shows for the public. It’s all part of a “hometown theater buyout” that took place yesterday. Also, I just realized through E!’s coverage that Matt Bomer’s husband is named Simon! He’s been married to Simon Halls since 2011 and they have three boys: 9 year-old twins and a 12 year-old.

Grab some popcorn and head over to the Spring, Texas AMC because Matt Bomer just bought out a whole theater for you to watch Love, Simon for free this Sunday…

As it turns out, Bomer isn’t the only celebrity paying it forward. Kristen Bell and Neil Patrick Harris took to Instagram on Friday and announced they would rent out theatres so moviegoers can see the film for free.

Tyler Oakley along with Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi of Pentatonix have also bought out theatres.

Love, Simon is an emotional story about a high school student struggling with how to come out to his parents and friends.

[From E! Online]

I love this story and the trend of celebrities sharing movies with people who might not be able to afford them. These aren’t even the stars of the film! It’s expensive to go to the movies (I have Moviepass but that’s not affordable for everyone either). We saw celebrities buying out theaters for Hidden Figures, Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time and I look forward to more movies that inspire this. We need a #Metoo movie that doesn’t just focus on wealthy white women. We need to see the story of the Parkland survivors and other teens who have triumphed over tragedy, but I wonder whether a feature film could do them justice. The footage we’re seeing is so inspirational I feel like I’m watching a great moment in history. That’s how these amazing movies make me feel too, like the tide is turning and we’re seeing it play out on the big screen.

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  1. tracking says:

    I love this SO much, hope more celebrities follow suit.

  2. Lou says:

    Don’t forget GET OUT which Chance The Rapper bought out theatres for on the Southside of Chicago.

  3. xdanix says:

    I think it’s such a kind thing to do. I also really hope it helps this movie do well- it’s a really good film, with so much charm and heart in it- it’s not a huge event film, or anything, but it’s a lovely story told really well, and, as I saw someone put it recently, it’s groundbreaking by NOT being groundbreaking! I so, so hope it does well, as I think it’s one of those movies that DESERVES to, and that can do a lot of good for a lot of people. It’s kind of like the movie equivalent of a big warm hug 😀

  4. Jess says:

    This is a great movement and I really want to see this movie. And now I just have to say once again that I’m so sad/mad that Ryan the d-bag got the Ripa gig over NPH.

  5. msd says:

    He seems fine but his husband Simon Halls …. nope.

  6. Miss Kittles says:

    Matt Boner is so beautiful it hurts my eyes! My mom got me hip to him years ago when he was on a tv show. His hubby is a lucky man!

    • CooCooCatchoo says:

      He is incredibly beautiful, inside and outside. I really liked him in The Last Tycoon. Hubba.

  7. smee says:

    Wow – he looks like Rob Lowe – just as handsome.

  8. darkladi says:

    I came to the post to be stunned by Matt Bomer’s beauty…

    Mission Accomplished.

  9. Miasys says:

    Yes, can’t wait to see it! Also -read the book, read the book, read the book! It’s such an engaging read. My 14 yo daughter lent it to me & I was blown away by it. Regardless of if you have anyone in your life identifying as LGBTQ+ you should see this in support of & to get more movies like this made.

  10. Gutterflower says:

    Matt Bomer may be the most beautiful man ever. Good lawd!

  11. H says:

    I took the girl child to see it last week. We LOVED it. I bought the book for her.