Church making Smith film

Movie is for Memorial Building's Legacy Theater

Deseret News, 23 October 2004

Article Summary:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has begun production on a major film to commemorate the life of the church's founder, Joseph Smith. The film is being produced for the Joseph Smith Memorial Building's Legacy Theater and is scheduled to be completed by December 2005 — the 200th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Smith.

"The Testaments: Of One Fold and One Shepherd," currently showing in the Legacy Theater, began showings on 24 March 2000. More than 1 million people saw "Testaments" within the first year of its debut.

Approximately 5 million guests enjoyed the original movie, "Legacy," over its seven-year run.

features of the Legacy Theater:
500 seats
state-of-the-art movie theater
70mm film
giant 31-by-62-foot screen
Dolby six-channel surround-sound system
translated audio in five languages