Cinematic story of Saint Thérése opens Friday at local theater

A motion picture, Thérése, the true story of Saint Thérése of Lisieux, the most popular saint of modern times, opens today (Friday, Dec. 17) at Sunnyside's Grand Cinemas 12 Yakima Valley, 3400 Picard Place.

Produced and distributed by Luke Films, Thérése opened in 32 theaters throughout the United States in October. Its simple appeal extends beyond the Christian church as the spiritual insights of the French Carmelite nun have been studied within numerous religions and have gained universal appeal since her death in 1897 at the age of 24.

Known as the Little Flower of Jesus, Saint Thérése's story, Story of a Soul, has been translated into more than 60 languages, but this is the first time her life has been presented in movie form.

The movie, Thérése, is directed by Leonardo Defilippis with actress Lindsay Younce cast as the saint. For more information about the film visit

Grand Cinemas will present daily showings at 4:45 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 9 p.m. with weekend matinees at 12:10 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. through Tuesday.


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