The Grand Ole Opry has finally come to the silver screen, and the venerable country institution is partnering with one of country music's most beloved charities for a limited theatrical run.

American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry premiered on Friday (Dec. 4) at select Carmike theaters around the country, including Nashville. To mark the first-ever feature film about the Opry, independent distributor DigiNext is donating a portion of every movie theater ticket sold during its initial run to benefit Country Cares for St. Jude Kids, which has raised $550 million dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The concert film features performances from some of country’s biggest names, as well as behind-the-scenes glimpses. Original performances include Brad Paisley singing “American Saturday Night” and “Country Nation,” Blake Shelton with “Boys 'Round Here” and “Gonna,” Darius Rucker with “Wagon Wheel” and “So I Sang” from Southern Style, the Band Perry with their mega-hit “If I Die Young,” and Brett Eldredge performing his first No. 1 single, “Don’t Ya.”

Filming took place on Aug. 31 at the historic Nashville venue, and Rucker in particular was honored to be included. “I’m so proud to be a part of it,” he said. “I’m one of the artists in it, talking about being a member of the Opry. I go there when I don’t play, just to talk to people and hang out. I’ve seen Vince [Gill] there, not playing, just hanging out, Marty Stuart, Little Jimmy [Dickens], Jim Ed Brown, God rest his soul. I love being a member.”

After a one-week limited run, the film is slated to return to theaters in a nationwide release early in 2016.

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