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‘Love, Simon’: Kristen Bell and Neil Patrick Harris Buy Out Screenings So People Can See the Film for Free

"There are so many important stories that don't get made," says Bell.

Nick Robinson in “Love, Simon”

20th Century Fox

As evidenced by its rare A+ CinemaScore and strong showing at the box office, “Love, Simon” is a crowdpleaser. Among those smitten by the film about a gay teenager struggling to come out of the closet are Kristen Bell and Neil Patrick Harris, both of whom have bought out screenings so that others can see the movie for free.

““Love, Simon is a KNOCKOUT,” Bell posted on her Instagram page. “There are so many important stories that don’t get made. I am so grateful this one did. I had absolutely nothing to do with the making of this movie—I just have a huge crush on it and I’d like to share the love. Minneapolis, please enjoy a screening of Love, Simon this Sunday on me. 🙂 Enjoy!”

“So my husband David (@dbelicious) and I enjoyed @lovesimonmovie so much, we wanted to pay it forward,” Harris writes on his own Instagram. “Others are doing this, and I’m so on board. So we bought out a screening at a theatre in my hometown of Albuquerque, NM for this Sunday afternoon. It’s free, and a great chance to see this wonderful film.”

“Love, Simon” is now playing in theaters nationwide, most of which (sadly) haven’t been bought out by celebrities.

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