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New movie 'The Mountain Between Us' has Jacksonville ties

Sold-out crowd enjoys film at San Marco Theatre

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A new movie starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba has a local connection. 

"The Mountain Between Us" is adapted from a book by Charles Martin, a Jacksonville author. 

A sold-out crowd got to enjoy the film Friday night at the San Marco Theatre.

Many gave it two thumbs up.

"(It was) very, very good. Just excellent. A must-see," Yolanda Wright said. "I like the author, and love his books."

The movie is showing at several theaters across Northeast Florida.