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Man rents out a movie theater to surprise his wife with a showing of their long-lost...


A man rented out a movie theater to surprise his wife with a showing of their long-lost wedding video on their 14th anniversary after it was found at their church. 

For years, Drew Gottfried, 35, and his wife Kayla, 34, from Oregon, thought their wedding video was lost forever. When they tried to get the footage digitized as a DVD shortly after their July 20, 2007 nuptials, they were told the tape was blank. 

The couple had never watched the supposedly-erased video, but over a decade after they said 'I do,' a friend called Drew to say that he had found the tape at Life Bible Church — the church they attend every week. 

'He was just going through old tapes of the church and he found one and saw that he recognized us from the video,' Drew told Fox News. 'He didn't even know that we didn't have our videos. He just found it and messaged me and said, "Look what I found."'

Drew kept the exciting news from Kayla for two months and made plans to show her the video on their 14-year anniversary.  

On the night of their anniversary, the mother of two was talking about their wedding over dinner and wished they had a video of the ceremony, The Washington Post reported. 

Kayla had no idea that Drew had rented out a movie theater that night to treat her to a private showing of the long-lost footage. 

'I couldn't even begin to think of a movie that he would be so excited to watch,' she told Fox News. 'I thought, "Shoot. What if I am not as excited as he thinks I'm going to be?"'