- A League of Their Own May 25, 26, 27
- Rookie of the Year June 1, 2, 8, 9
- The Rookie June 15, 16
- Angels in the Outfield June 22, 23, 29, 30
Matinees on weekends and school holidays, featuring movies for families.
A League of Their Own
During WWII, there weren’t enough men around to play the game, so baseball owners created an all-women’s league to fill the gap. Geena Davis, Madonna, and Rosie O’Donnell teach the doubters a thing or two, and Tom Hanks unforgettably plays a reluctant coach who comes to believe in them. A great movie for girls—and boys will love it, too.
Penny Marshall. 1992. 128 m. PG. USA. Sony Pictures Entertainment.
|Sat. May 25||12:00 PM|
|Sun. May 26||12:00 PM|
|Mon. May 27||12:00 PM|
Rookie of the Year
Henry loves baseball. Too bad he’s not much of an athlete—he even breaks his arm when chasing a fly ball. But when the bone heals, the 12-year-old miraculously is able to out-pitch not just his Little League opponents, but any player in the major leagues, and soon he’s a star on the Chicago Cubs. Have your kids seen this one? They’ll love it.
Daniel Stern. 1993. 103 m. PG. USA. 20th Century Fox.
|Sat. June 1||12:00 PM|
|Sun. June 2||12:00 PM|
|Sat. June 8||12:00 PM|
|Sun. June 9||12:00 PM|
This tale, based on a true story, reminds us that we should never give up on our dreams. Jim Morris washed out of minorleague baseball and was coaching in a small-town Texas high school when he took his 98 mph fastball to a Tampa Bay Devil Rays tryout— and ended up making the majors at an age when most pros retire.
John Lee Hancock. 2002. 127 m. G. USA. Buena Vista.
|Sat. June 15||12:00 PM|
|Sun. June 16||12:00 PM|
Angels in the Outfield
When California Angels fan Roger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), living with a foster family, asks his father when they will be together again, the reply is: “When the Angels win the pennant.” So the boy calls on some divine intervention on behalf of his beloved team, and some truly amazing things happen. Not just for kids! Also with Danny Glover and Christopher Lloyd.
William Dear. 1994. 102 m. PG. USA. Buena Vista.
|Sat. June 22||12:00 PM|
|Sun. June 23||12:00 PM|
|Sat. June 29||12:00 PM|
|Sun. June 30||12:00 PM|