KANSAS CITY HOSTS SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING OF "42
Join us for an exclusive advance screening of “42,” presented in Kansas City by Waddell & Reed – through its relationship with production company Legendary Pictures – and by AMC Theatres, with support from the Kansas City Royals,in benefit of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the Kansas City Sports Commission. In attendance will be some of the film’s major stars, as well as former and current Major League Baseball players. Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947, played in 1945 for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues, before being recruited by the Brooklyn Dodgers.The Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013
6:00 p.m. – Red Carpet Reception
8:00 p.m. – Screenings begin
The Place: AMC BarryWoods 24, 8101 Roanridge Road, Kansas City MO 64151
All proceeds benefit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the Kansas City Sports Commission
TICKETS SOLD OUT
Thanks to tremendous response, all tickets to this preview screening have sold out. We sincerely appreciate your interest and support. For those who want to contribute further, we encourage you to donate directly to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and The Kansas City Sports Commission.
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities
This unique, one-time event supports The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and The Kansas City Sports Commission, two Kansas City non-profit organizations that have national significance. VIP packages offer a variety of options, including the opportunity to join a reception with actor Harrison Ford, who plays Branch Rickey in the film, premium seating in the premium auditorium at AMC BarryWoods 24, and a special Q&A discussion following the film moderated by sports journalist Joe Posnanski.
While many have heard parts of the story, too few understand the challenges that accompanied Jackie Robinson as he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947. From his first days as a Kansas City Monarch to an indelible decade with the Brooklyn Dodgers, “Number 42” was among the first blacks in U.S. history to affect major change in racial attitudes nationwide. Supported by a cast of forward-thinking individuals – Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey, in particular – Robinson was well suited to take on a vital role much bigger than sport itself.
Now, a Kansas City audience will be among the first to see the film that dramatically tells his story. We invite you to attend an advance screening of “42″ on Thursday, April 11, a special event benefiting the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the Kansas City Sports Commission. Sponsorship/ticket information here.