Matt Bomer buys out theater for Love, Simon in his Texas hometown
Matt Bomer is spreading the Love.
On Thursday, the actor posted a message on Instagram sharing that he and his husband, Simon Halls, had bought out a screening of the new film Love, Simon in Bomer’s hometown of Spring, Texas.
“Please come see @lovesimonmovie in my hometown of Spring, TX for free! @halls.simon and I bought out the whole screening for you,” reads Bomer’s post. “This is an important movie, and a really good one. I know you’ll love it so come watch for free this Sunday!” The post further explains where and how to pick up tickets for the showing.
Love, Simon is a coming-of-age story about a gay high school student, Simon (Nick Robinson), who falls in love with an anonymous classmate over email but struggles to come out to his loved ones. The film also stars Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, and Katherine Langford.
Becky Albertalli, author of Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda, upon which the film is based, recently spoke to EW about her hopes that the film would reach kids in towns like Bomer’s. “I’m thinking about kids in the South and Midwest who their small town might not get some of the really beautiful and acclaimed indie films that are kind of coming out in this space,” she said. “If Love, Simon makes it there and it’s mainstream enough that everybody’s watching it, then a kid who’s not out yet can see that it’s not a big deal and they get to feel seen. That’s my hope.”
Love, Simon is in theaters now.