‘Love, Simon’ Is This Spring’s Most Charming Gay Film

Prizm News / March 13, 2018 / By Bob Vitale

The first big-studio release about a gay teen’s coming out opens this weekend across Ohio.


By Prizm News

Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers says “Love, Simon” is “a John Hughes movie for audiences who just got woke.”

Vanity Fair calls it a groundbreaker, the first major-studio film about a gay kid coming out.

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“Love, Simon,” the story of a gay teen’s coming out and search for love, opens Friday across the country and in Ohio. Based on Becky Albertalli’s novel, “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,” it stars Nick Robinson (“Jurassic World”) in the lead role and Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel as his parents.

It’s directed by Greg Berlanti (“Green Lantern,” “Dawson’s Creek”), who’s the husband of former Columbus Crew soccer player Robbie Rogers.

You can read Prizm’s review of “Love, Simon”—spoiler alert: our critic, David-Elijah Nahmod, loved it—in our March issue and here

And here are all the Ohio theaters showing the movie this weekend, according to Fandango:

• Cinemark Cuyahoga Falls
• Cinemark Tinseltown USA (North Canton)
• Regal Hudson,
• Regal Independence
• Regal Interstate Park
• Regal Montrose

• AMC Newport on the Levee
• Cinemark Oakley Station
• Cinemark Western Hills
• Milford 16, Regal Wilder
• Springdale Cinema DeLux
• XScape Northgate

• Cinemark Strongsville
• Cinemark at Valley View
• Regal Crocker Park (Westlake)
• Regal Great Northern Mall (North Olmsted)
• Regal Middleburg Town Square (Middleburg Heights)
• Regal Richmond Town Square (Richmond Heights)

• AMC Dine-In Easton Town Center
• AMC Dublin
• AMC Grove City
• AMC Lennox
• Cinemark Polaris
• Cinemark Stoneridge (Gahanna)
• Gateway Film Center
• Marcus Crosswoods
• Marcus Pickerington
• Regal Georgesville Square

• Cinemark Dayton South (West Carrollton)
• Cinepolis Dayton (Miamisburg)
• Huber Heights 16
• Regal Fairfield Commons (Beavercreek)

• Cinemark Fallen Timbers (Maumee)
• Franklin Park 16
Levis Commons (Perrysburg)

• Regal Austintown Plaza
• Regal Boulevard Center (Niles)
• Regal Cinema South 




Bob Vitale
A Toledo native and graduate of Toledo Public Schools, Bob has worked as a local government and politics reporter for The Columbus Dispatch, as a Washington correspondent for Thomson Newspapers and as editor-in-chief for Outlook Ohio. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from Ball State University and a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield.