Family Movie Classics To Launch Family Movie Night

Family Movie Classics Family Movie Night
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Family Movie Classics said it will be replacing its Friday-night franchise featuring John Wayne movies with a new Family Movie Night starting July 5.

The move comes as FMC, part of Family Broadcasting Co., prepares to add more than 150 additional movies to its roster.

The first film to be featured on Family Movie Night will be The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, the 1963 romantic comedy starring Glenn Ford, Ron Howard and Shirley Jones.

Films including Room for One More, Flipper and Flipper’s New Adventure will be featured in future weeks.

“FMC has built a great audience with the John Wayne Friday Night Feature, and we look forward to establishing a new family viewing destination with the Family Movie Night,” said Adam Sumrall, executive VP of FETV and FMC. “The wide variety of film premieres in the second half of this year, including Christmas films, has us very excited about attracting an even wider audience to FMC.”

FMC was launched in 2021. It is available in 25 million homes serviced by DirecTV, Xfinity, Dish Network, Frndly TV, Philo and Freecast

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