The Girl Next Door
Holmes attracts sold-out crowd in Maumee
Appearance made in support of her directing debut, 'All We Had'
By Geoff Burns
Toledo native actress Katie Holmes tonight attracted a sold-out Maumee Indoor Theatre showing of her film All We Had.
Sam Johnson, executive director for the theater, said in the four years he’s worked at the venue, the evening was the first time he’s seen the facility sold out from a movie it has sold tickets for. He said the final ticket was sold at about 1:45 p.m. today, which put the attendance at 494.
“I think it says a lot,” Mr. Johnson said. “I think that’s why she wanted it to be here because we are a part of the community and everyone has local plays here. This is getting a lot of people in the door and getting us out there.”
Based on a novel by Annie Weatherwax, All We Had was shot in and around New York City during the summer of 2015, and tells the story of struggling single mother Rita Carmichael and her teenage daughter Ruthie during the 2008 economic downturn.
Friday’s crowd included Sue Popovich, 69, of Toledo.
Ms. Popovich said Holmes’ grandmother and her mother grew up together in the south end of Toledo.
“Her family is such a great family in the Toledo area,” she said. “This movie means a lot.”
Ms. Holmes is scheduled to present a Q&A with the audience following the 7 p.m. showing of her film directing debut of All We Had.
Check The Blade’s Saturday edition for a full story.