News Release
May 5, 2008

 C. S. Lewis Society to Host Luncheon and Private Screening of
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,
with Special Presentation by C. S. Lewis Scholar Michael Ward

Oakland, Calif., May 5, 2008 — A private screening of C.S. Lewis’s Prince Caspian, the long-awaited, second, epic film in the beloved Chronicles of Narnia book series, will be held on Saturday, May 17th, the day after the film's release. Sponsored by the C. S. Lewis Society of California, this event will be held from late morning through mid-afternoon at the Metreon in San Francisco.

The first film in the Narnia series, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, grossed $740 million at the box office, and sales of Lewis’s Narniad are well over 100 million copies.

This special program will also include a presentation by Dr. Michael Ward, Chaplain of Peterhouse at Cambridge University and author of the widely acclaimed book, Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford University Press, 2008), plus a luncheon in Jillian's (in the Metreon) with Dr. Ward after the film screening. Dr. Ward’s book is revolutionizing interest in Lewis and the Narnia series by revealing a genuine and profound, but heretofore unknown, literary “hiddenness” secretly embedded in the books, providing proof of a stunning level of intricacy and sophistication by Lewis.

Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media, this new film vividly brings to life C. S. Lewis’s timeless classic, Prince Caspian, as Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie are magically transported back from England to the world of Narnia, where a thrilling and perilous adventure and even greater test of their faith and courage await them. One year (1,300 years in Narnian time) after The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Narnia has been conquered and is now controlled by the tyrannical King Miraz. The four children meet the young Prince Caspian, who has been forced into hiding as his uncle Miraz plots to kill him. The Narnians, led by Peter and Caspian, embark on a remarkable journey to find the divine Aslan, rescue Narnia from Miraz’s tyranny, and restore liberty and justice to the land.

Directed by veteran director Andrew Adamson, with a screenplay by Adamson, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, this highly imaginative film reunites the original cast and creative team behind the Academy Award-winning, blockbuster first film in the series, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

The C.S. Lewis Society of California is an educational and cultural organization interested in events, publications, and other developments that advance deeper understanding of the enduring philosophical, cultural, historical, literary, theological, social, and economic issues of mankind.

With limited seating available, tickets are available at $25 per person ($20 for C. S. Lewis Society Members) or $50 Special Admission includes one autographed copy of Planet Narnia (25% off the cover price). Registration will begin on Saturday, May 17th, at 10:00 a.m., with the program starting at 10:30.

Reservations: phone 510-635-6892, fax 510-568-6040, email to, or go here.

Media contact: David Theroux, 510-635-6892.


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