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Kanye West to Release 'Jesus Is King' IMAX Film

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Kanye West attends Sunday Service at The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York on Sept. 29, 2019 in New York City. 

As Kanye West fans await the eventual release of the rapper's first gospel album, Jesus Is King, they have another date to look forward to: the premiere of an IMAX movie documenting the process behind it.   

At West's events in Detroit on Friday night (Sept. 27) and Chicago (Sept. 28), he offered the audiences a glimpse of the film, and his wife, Kim Kardashian, posted details regarding the release to her social media accounts. The official release date was confirmed on Sunday morning (Sept. 28), and it appears that the film -- a collaboration with IMAX -- is scheduled to hit theaters on Oct. 25.   

Jesus Is King depicts a special Sunday Service of West's that took place in the Painted Desert of Arizona in the summer of 2019. The performance took place in the Roden Crater, an installation from renowned artist James Turrell. 

West's gospel album was scheduled for release on Sept. 27, but as was the case with prior project Yandhi (which never materialized), the drop of the album has been delayed.

Check out the poster for West's Jesus Is King film below.