Virtually everyone at the filled Saturday afternoon viewing of “2016: Obama’s America” applauded at the end of the movie in Palladium Theater in San Antonio, Texas.
Originally planned for one screening at one theater, the movie is now showing to sold out audiences at five Alamo City locations throughout the day.
Alta Bosley of Colorado Springs decided to go during the week because the film “was only showing in one theater and every show was packed.”
In Greenville, North Carolina, Sharon Birdwell took her two teenage daughters and some friends to see it.
“After she saw it, Mom insisted we go,” said 18-year-old Tammy Birdwell. “I didn’t want to see it, but I am glad now I did. I am going to take some more friends. We have to get Obama out.”
Merlin J. Struble decided to attend a San Antonio showing after he heard from a friend in Katy, Texas that she would be seeing it near Houston.
The documentary, based on Dinesh D’Souza’s book “The Roots of Obama’s Rage,” opened in 61 theaters and has exploded across the nation to 1,075 screens in just two weeks.
Movie industry and political observers are pondering the reasons why the movie is capturing the attention of all political persuasions.
The Colorado Springs screening was “a very diverse crowd: age, sex, disabled and nationality were all represented well,” said Bosley. “When we came out there was a line waiting to get in.”
“Obama fooled me in 2008, because the media didn’t bother to give us this kind of information back then,” Gary Floyd, of Sacramento, California said after he watched the movie. “I have to let this sink it because it is so disturbing. There is no way I can vote for Obama, and I am a liberal voter.”
Even The Hollywood Reporter reported the film is big in Manhattan.
“Some in Hollywood were stumped by the amount of business the documentary did at the Regal Union Square Stadium 14 in lower Manhattan, situated in a liberal neighborhood where films from the likes of (Michael) Moore have done huge business.”
“The Democratic convention will be here soon and I wanted to get both sides of what is being shoveled to me,” said Richard Boyler from Charlotte, North Carolina. “I am now enlightened with more facts that have obviously been cleverly hidden.”
The most disturbing Obama revelation concerned his mentors, dubbed “Obama’s Founding Fathers.”
Far from the intentions of America’s Founding Fathers, these men were major influences on Barack Obama’s political mind: A pro-Soviet and communist journalist Frank Marshall Davis; Jeremiah Wright, the radical liberation theology minister; Edward Said, and extreme leftist anti-Israel and Western professor, and, especially, the shameless ’60s terrorist Bill Ayers. (Note: they are all worth researching).
Bosley noted that Colorado Spring “even had several churches that had pooled and they added two shows.”
Filmgoers expecting the movie to be overboard with editing trickery to propagandize as Michael Moore has will be pleasantly informed.
“Obviously, you can’t judge it on its entertainment value,” Birdwell stated. “It’s a lot of information that finally tells just how much America does not know about Obama.”
“The media hypes about Romney’s taxes when that is insignificant compared to what we learn in this movie,” she continued. “It certainly gives credence to the notion, and heavy concern, that most of our media is biased in favor of liberal thought and Obama when information as important as this is not reported.”
“I didn’t want to know this and would not have listened before,” commented Boyler. “But after almost four years of confusion and bad results from Obama, I am no longer blind.”
“My head is out of the sand,” Boyler said. “I never thought I would say this, but I am frightened about what he (Obama) is doing to our economy, our defense and with our traditional allies.”
Entertainment Weekly noted the movies “per theater average increased from $5,202 to $7,391 this weekend, a rare feat at the box office — but especially when a film’s theater count nearly triples.”