Matt Bomer Bought Out An Entire Cinema In His Hometown For ‘Love, Simon’

Here’s some wholesome Friday news for you. Actor Matt Bomer and his husband, Simon Halls bought out an entire cinema to make sure locals in his hometown of Spring, Texas definitely catch a viewing of Love, Simon. 

What a legend.

Matt took to Instagram to announce the news writing, “This is an important movie, and a really good one. I know you’ll love it so come watch for free this Sunday.” 

Here’s the insta post below.

Since the film’s release, fans have flooded the internet gushing over just how good Love, Simon is but if you’re not yet familiar with what the movie’s about, here’s a quick summary.

Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) is a closeted gay teen in his final year of high-school. Simon forms a friendship over the internet with another gay student at his high-school (A Cinderella Story vibes) but neither of them know who each other are, even as Simon falls for him. And even though he’s surrounded by supportive friends and family, coming out is still a pretty big deal. Trying to deal with both of these while also navigating the chaotic world of high-school makes Simon’s story a coming-of-age tale that needs to be told.

In May 2017, OUT Magazine interviewed Matt about his own difficulties coming out.

Matt was raised in a conservative Christian household and wasn’t allowed to watch anything “deemed not proper for Christians”. 

“Telling your family is a huge, huge deal. I really view my life as divided between the time before I told my parents, and the time after. And the decisions I made, and the life I lived, before and after, are vastly different. It’s night and day.” 

When Matt came out to his parents they didn’t talk to him for at least six months.

“It was a struggle. It’s a struggle for anybody to take their paradigms and set of beliefs and understandings and completely flip the script. So I’m empathetic toward everyone. And my family is so loving. My mom just asked me, [my husband] Simon, and the boys to go down and speak to her women’s group in Houston so, you know, I’m here to tell people it can get better. Because I had so many people in my life saying, “You need to get rid of all expectations — you need to cut them out.” But I was like, “They’re my family.” 

After Matt watched Love, Simon for the first time he posted the film poster to Instagram and praised it for being a movie young people can see and understand that love is love.