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Movies Under the Stars: The Jackie Robinson Story

Friday, August 3, 2018

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.

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Join NYC Parks, Historic Harlem Parks, and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

After a successful baseball career in college and as a coach in the military, Jackie Robinson (playing himself) attracts the attention of Major League Baseball's Branch Rickey (Minor Watson). Rickey wants Robinson to play in the minor leagues, believing he can become the first player to break the color barrier and play in the majors. The only catch: He is forbidden from defending himself against racial bigotry. Supported by his wife (Ruby Dee), Robinson is steadfast in his determination to win.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Location

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Manhattan Borough Recreation, Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment

Contact Number

(212) 408-0243

Categories

Film, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars

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