Spring has sprung, the Major League Baseball season starts Sunday, and our hopes for a World Series Championship in Los Angeles are renewed. If the Cubs can do it, so can the Dodgers, and lots and lots of experts are pointing to the Trolley Dodgers’ pitching, depth, and farm system and predicting they will, at the very least, play deep into October. Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner, Corey Seager, and Adrian Gonzalez are all back and surely the team won’t use the disabled list in 2017 as much as they did last year, right? Either way, I’m going to make sure the Dodgers play to win when it comes to my fantasy baseball league, as for if they actually will… Well, let’s hope.
Celebrate this very special sport, our erstwhile national pastime, by joining Laemmle and Eat|See|Hear for “April at Bat,” a full month of our favorite baseball movies at the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood! Our season opens on Thursday, April 6th with the THE BAD NEWS BEARS. Doors open at 7 PM, trivia starts at 7:30 PM, and films begin at 7:40 PM! Check out the full schedule below. For tickets and our full #TBT schedule, visit laemmle.com/tbt!
April 6: THE BAD NEWS BEARS (1976)
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league. Walther Matthau and Tatum O’Neal star. Get tickets.
April 13: THE NATURAL (1984)
Robert Redford stars as an unknown baseball player who comes out of nowhere to become a legend with almost divine talent. Based on Bernard Malumud’s novel, the stellar cast includes Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Wilford Brimley, Barbara Hershey, and Kim Basinger. Get tickets.
April 20: FIELD OF DREAMS (1989)
In this tribute to dreamers, Kevin Costner stars as an Iowa farmer who constructs a baseball diamond in his fields after hearing the inspirational message, “If you build it, he will come.” James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan, and Gaby Hoffman co-star. Based on W.P. Kinsella’s novel. Get tickets.
April 27: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992)
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry. Tom Hanks, Madonna, and Geena Davis star. Get tickets.