2006 Movie News Archives

Iowa Screening

June 26, 2006: Brandon Routh Returns Home for Special Screening

Brandon Routh headed home to Iowa for a special screening of "Superman Returns" on Sunday. KCCI.com posted this report about the event...

    Routh was in Iowa for two special showings of the movie, both at the Century Theatres at the Jordan Creek Town Center. The first showing was for about 300 children and parents for the Variety Club.

    Later Sunday night at the official premiere, Routh walked the red carpet signing autographs for his Iowa fans.

    The fans had great reviews for their hometown hero.

    "It was just really cool to be, like, the first people to see it, " said Superman fan Hannah Hobbs.

    "I'd pay and see it again and to see him here was even awesome," said Donna Wesley.

Read more at the KCCI.com website, where you can also see images and an online video from the event.

The Des Moines Register was also on hand and posted a report from the event as well...

    Close friends and family say Routh, who they call B.J., hasn't been changed by the Hollywood scene and still keeps his Iowa roots close.

    "He hasn't changed it all," said Ford, of Los Angeles, who has been Routh's girlfriend for two-and-a-half years. "We haven't changed the way we interact at all. It's kind of boring."

    Margie Gibbons, the director of events for Variety-The Children's Charity, said Routh deserves credit for treating his hometown fans to a premiere.

    "It's because of Brandon," said Gibbons, who was decked out in faux diamond-studded sun glasses. "He's the one that pushed for this. It's not something they normally do. We're very appreciative."

    Variety expected to raise over $4,500 for Sunday night's screening, which was pressed for by Routh and organized by his father, Ron.

    About 250 Des Moines-area kids from Variety showed up for a free 1:00 p.m. showing.

Read the Des Moines Register's complete report at their website.

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