Lake Effects Announces Local Screening as Westlake Cinema

The stars will be out October 7 at Smith Mountain Lake Virginia as the cast of “Lake Effects” returns to the area for the screening of Life Out Loud Films’ family film.  The film began principal photography one year ago and the Smith Mountain Lake community will be the first to screen the film.  The film’s stars include Scottie Thompson, Jane Seymour, Madeline Zima, Jeff Fahey, Eyal Podell, Ben Savage, Richard Moll, Ron Canada, Richard Riehle, Mary McDonough, Barry Papick, with Casper Van Dien, and Sean Patrick Flanery.

Life Out Loud Films will hold screenings of the film at The Willard Companies’ Westlake Cinema in Hardy.  There will be two showings on October 7th.  The first screening is a closed screening at 5:00 pm.  Reservations will be open to the general public for a second screening, taking place at 9:00 pm.  The event will include a red carpet, giveaways, and plenty of film surprises.  All who attend the Friday event will receive the red carpet treatment and a free movie poster.  Reservations for the community red carpet screening are a $20 donation.  Additional showings may be added upon demand.  There will be a party at Mango’s Bar & Grill at 7pm, featuring the local bands that have music in the film, with proceeds benefiting a scholarship fund in the memory of Lake Effects writer Scott Winters.

Due to high demand, there will also be screenings on Saturday October 8.  Each screening will include a Q  & A session with the director, producer & team following the film.  The Saturday show times are 4pm and 7 pm.  Reservations are a $15 donation.

Producers chose this date to coincide with the Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour in an effort to further the company’s mission to help promote local economic development and tourism.  Life Out Loud Films hopes that visitors coming to the area for the premier will also support the home tour, and experience all that Smith Mountain Lake has to offer.

Reservations for the screenings are limited.  Reservations are CASH ONLY and will open to the general public on Thursday, September 8 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at The Westlake Cinema in Hardy.   Reservations will also be available at the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitor’s Bureau office in Roanoke on Wednesday, September 14 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.   There will be a priority line for those who volunteered and worked on the film.   Stay tuned to “Lake Effects Life Out Loud Films” on facebook or for seating availability and details.

Seating is limited.  All show times are subject to availability.


Chinah Jewell, Production Coordinator
Life Out Loud Films, LLC
Telephone (818) 509-0699