LOUMC hosts red carpet screening of ‘Christmas Coupon’

Lake Orion United Methodist Church will host a free screening of the film “Christmas Coupon” beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 13.

The Red Carpet Movie Night begins at 7 p.m. with the film beginning around 7:30 p.m.

Christmas Coupon is described as a “Hallmark type” movie.

The movie is about Alison Grant, who begins teaching ice skating to students on a friend’s frozen pond after being fired from her rink job. On the first day of class, her old high school sweetheart and now famous hockey player, Ivan Hall, unexpectedly shows up when he brings his niece for her skating lessons. While an initially cold reunion ensues, eventually Alison warms up to Ivan again.

Some of the interior scenes in the movie were filmed in Lake Orion United Methodist Church.

Writer-Director Daniel Knudsen, actress Courtney Mathews and actor Aaron Noble are expected to attend the screening. Former Lake Orion Police Chief Jerry Narsh also has a role in the film and is expected to attend, said Pat Matthews of the LOUMC.

“Our church was used to shoot some interior scenes in a ‘Hallmark type’ movie filmed in the area. Some of our members and neighbors were included as extras, or ‘background talent’ and were listed in the credits,” said Matthews.

“We are hosting a showing of the movie and will have a hot chocolate bar and cookies, and a freewill offering to support a local family for Christmas. A few of the stars will be in attendance, too, and we’ll be selling DVD copies of the movie.” Matthews said.


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