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Downtown church bringing movies back to old cinema

May. 03, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Redemption Church, which relocated into the old cinema on 4th Avenue in early 2012, is bringing movies back to the community.

The church, at 1021 4th Ave., Huntington, is starting what officials hope will become a monthly movie night to benefit national and international missions.

The first Movies on Mission will take place Saturday, May 4, and include "Wreck It Ralph" in the small theater and "The Avengers" in the main theater. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., with the movies starting at 7 p.m. Seating is limited.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to support eight missionaries headed to Haiti in mid-May. They will be helping an orphanage run by the parents of former Marshall University football player Jamie Hatten. Hatten is a member of Redemption Church and will be starting medical school at Marshall in August.

Concessions also will be sold, with proceeds also helping to support the trip. A smaller group of missionaries is headed to France at the end of May to help a production crew that is working on gospel-centered films to impact the Middle East and North Africa.

Those who cannot attend but would like to make a donation can mail checks to Redemption Church, PMB 143, 6007 U.S. 60 E., Suite 109, Barboursville, WV 25504. Include "Haiti," "France" or "missions" in the memo line.

For more information about the orphanage, visit www.hattensinhaiti.com.