PRPD Hosting Baseball Movie Series – Chico Enterprise-Record
If you love baseball movies, the Paradise Recreation and Park District might be the place for you. The district has launched a monthly free baseball movie series.
The first movie took place last month at Bille Park Meadow and it was the classic “The Sandlot”. On July 15, the district will host the 1989 film “Field of Dreams” at 8:30 p.m. at Pine Ridge School.
The baseball movie starring Kevin Costner was nominated for three Oscars in 1990, including Best Picture. “Driving Miss Daisy” won the best picture award that year.
The field where the film was shot in Dyersville, Iowa, will host the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees on August 12. One of the characters in the film, Shoeless Joe Jackson, played for the White Sox.
Those who attend the movies can purchase hot dogs, soda, popcorn, candy, and pizza from the snack bars at individual sites.
The neighborhood does not allow food or drink outside, but those interested can bring lawn chairs and their picnic blankets.
The August film will be “A League of Their Own” on August 12, and it will be at Bille Park Meadow. This movie starred Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna.
The September movie will be “42: The Jackie Robinson Story” on September 9 at Pine Ridge School starting at 7:30 pm.
Robinson broke the color barrier and became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
The 2013 film stars the late Chadwick Boseman (Robinson), along with Nicole Beharie, TR Payne and Harrison Ford.
On October 14, “Moneyball” will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Terry Ashe Center. Brad Pitt’s film chronicles how Oakland A general manager Billy Beane put the team together on a low budget with computer-generated analysis.
The film was adapted from the 2003 book “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” by Michael Lewis. This will be the last film in the series before the PRPD hosts a live screening of the 2021 World Series. PRPD has not yet determined the location for this live viewing, but the World Series is scheduled to take place from October 26 to November 3.