Locally-filmed ‘A League of Their Own’ coming back to local theaters

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If you’d like to see ‘A League of Their Own’ on the big screen, now’s your chance.

The movie, a comic look at the true story of women who left their homes and made history to become part of a professional baseball league, will be playing in two local theaters in April.

Fathom Events is offering the opportunity to see the film as part of their ‘TCM Big Screen Classics’ series, which presents both older classic films, as well as more modern-day classics.

The story concerns the talented women who played in the ‘All American Girls Professional Baseball League’ during World War II, when most men were serving in the Armed Forces.

‘A League of Their Own’ was directed by Penny Marshall, and starred Tom Hanks, Gina Davis, Lori Petty, Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna.

As many local residents can attest, scenes from the 1992 picture were filmed at Evansville’s Bosse Field and at League Stadium in Huntingburg.

In 2012, the movie was selected to enter the National Film Registry. Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, each year the Librarian of Congress names 25 films to the National Film Registry that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.

AMC Evansville 16, and Malco Owensboro Cinema 14 will be showing ‘League’ on April 26, 27 and 29.

Fathom says, in addition to the movie, this special event will include exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies.

When they become available, you’ll be able to purchase tickets on the Fathom Events site, here.

To learn more about the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, click here.

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(This story was originally published on January 15, 2020)

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